President supports proposal to renew gold mining in Jeseníky
Czech President Miloš Zeman has backed a proposal by the Czech Industry and Trade Ministry to renew gold mining in the Jeseníky mountain range. During his visit of the town of Zlaté Hory on Thursday, Mr Zeman said the renewed activity could help the district which suffers from high unemployment, bringing jobs to more than three hundred people. He also said the investment would pay off, since the price of gold has multiplied many times since 1993, when mining was halted in the region. The state-run company Diamo has already been commissioned to work out a feasibility study on gold mining in the area.