Energy can close 7 mines


The Ministry of energy and coal industry. Photo: RIA

The Ministry of energy and coal industry plans to reduce the number of state coal mines from 33 to 26.

This is stated in the message Department on the results of the round table on development of coal industry of Ukraine.

The Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Igor Nasalik said that the Ministry intends to reduce the number of mines from 33 to 26, with plans not to reduce but rather to increase coal production from 5.8 million tonnes to 8.7 million tonnes.

Such a result can be achieved through modernization, technical re-equipment of mines and the introduction of a new love.

For these purposes, in 2017, the budget includes 800 million and provided 1 billion UAH of credit funds under state guarantees.

The miners were paid salary arrears.

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