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Ukraine Plans to Close Coal Mines in Stages

Coal News - Published on Tue, 21 Jul 2020

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Ukrainian Energy Acting Minister Ms Olha Buslavets said that Energy Ministry plans to close mines in stages. She said 'We are finalizing the methodology for assessing coal enterprises. The closure process should be phased. The order of priority of cities and regions most in need of the support program is being determined. We have analysed the social and economic situation in the regions subject to transformation. Approaches are being developed to diversify the local economy to create new jobs." the acting minister said.

She noted that work is underway to reduce the dependence of local communities in such regions on the coal industry.

According to her, all this is happening within the framework of the development of the National Program for Fair Transformation of Coal Regions. She said "The Energy Ministry has been entrusted with the task of developing a program for reforming the coal industry. A concept and a plan of measures for reforming the coal industry need to be approved. The concept is being developed and will be presented in the near future.”

Also, according to her, there should be a plan for the transformation of coal regions until 2030.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 21 Jul 2020
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