Russia: UGK to cooperate with Rosgeologia

Rosgeologia and the Managing Company UGK LLC have signed an agreement on cooperation in subsoil use. The document presupposes creation of joint ventures to carry out investment projects on prospecting, estimating and developing deposits in Russia and abroad. Moreover, the companies plan to cooperate in further prospecting of unused deposits in order to put them…

Georgia: miners’ safety at serious risk

“The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk,” reads the beginning of the first paragraph of the Human Rights Watch research “No Year without Deaths: A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk”. The 60-page research says that the risk is caused by “insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that…

Kazakhstan: mining output up in January-July 2019

Industrial output in January-July in Kazakhstan grew by 2.7% YoY.

Non-ferrous ores mining increased by 17.2% and iron ore by 1.5%.

Coal exports went up by 1.9%, to 15.8 million tons.

Non-ferrous metallurgy saw an 8.1% growth in output and ferrous metallurgy – 94%. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Zhong Ji Mining Company operation suspended

Activity of Zhong Ji Mining Company was suspended at Solton-Sary field in Naryn region, the Information Support Department of the Government’s Office reported. However, the day before, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan said “incidents between local residents and foreign workers should not cause suspension or stop of company’s activity”. The decision was made on the…

Kyrgyzstan: Solton-Sary investor to leave country

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev held a meeting on the situation at Solton-Sary field, located in Naryn region. During the meeting, its participants heard information of the Minister of Internal Affairs Kashkar Dzhunushaliev about the incident that occurred near Solton-Sary field and the measures taken to ensure public order and security. The Head of…

Ukraine: Donetsk miners go on a strike

The employees of the Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1 mine and partially of the Mine named after Surgay have started striking because of non-payment of salary.

The wage debt reaches 35 million UAH.

The miners have blocked a highway.

The Yuzhnodonbasskaya No. 1 miners have also suspended coal mining. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: seven fields to be put out to tender

It is planned to put out to tender the promising deposit Sulukta, Kadamdzhai, Kara-Keche, Tuyuk-Kargasha, Togolok, Naukatskoe and Dzhetim in 2019, the Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Emil Osmonbetov said. The Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev has held a meeting on the situation in the mining industry. He stressed the…

Ukraine: energy minister on debts to miners

Gosuglepostach and Centerenergo have to clear salary debts to miners of the Lviv-Volyn basin. “My task now is to make these enterprises start paying you”, the energy and coal industry minister Igor Nasalik said at the miners strike. According to him, the main problem is that there appeared private organizations in the coal sale scheme…

Ukraine: state-owned enterprise management to be outside Coal Ministry’s competence

Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk said that the function of managing state-owned enterprises should not fall within the ministry’s competence. He stated this at a meeting with experts of the government-public initiative “Together against corruption”, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry’s press service reported. “The ministry should be responsible for forming policy and…

Ukraine: miners wage arrears at 400 million UAH

The salary debt to miners exceeds 400 million UAH.

“Recently a decision has been taken to transfer some funds from the state budget to clear the debt. I believe soon the wage arrears will be paid”, deputy minister of energy and coal industry Anatoly Korzun declared. (Ukrainian metal)