Ukraine: WB to support in coal industry restructuring

The World Bank intends to support the mitigation of social and environmental impacts of the coal industry restructuring in Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection. “The World Bank, with the support of the European Commission and other international financial institutions, intends to support the mitigation of social and environmental impacts as…

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Russia: MMK turns 88

On February 1 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works turns 88. The enterprise was created at the foot of the Magnitnaya mountain. The first blast furnace produced the first pig iron on February 1, 1932. The first open-hearth furnace started operating in July 1933, and in August 1934 the company commissioned the 500-mill. In late 1980s…

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