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)

Ukraine: mine explodes on occupied territories

On April 25, an explosion occurred at the Skhidcarbon mine in the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia.

So far, bodies of three miners have been brought to the surface. The fate of 14 more is still unknown.

The accident happened at the depth of 300 meters. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: industrial giant to enter Azerbaijani mining market

The Ukrainian company Tekhnomash is interested in supplying mining equipment to the Azerbaijani market, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Organization (AZPROMO) reported. The company is engaged in the production of magnetic declarators, tippers, cargo and passenger railcars, closures, classifiers and other equipment, as well as spare parts for them. Currently, Tekhnomash exports its products to…

Ukraine: state mines cut off grid

A number of state coalmines on April 1 were cut off grid. According to the National Miners’ Union chairman Mikhail Volynets, mines of the state enterprises Volynugol (Volyn region), Lisichanskugol, Pervomayskugol and Mirnogradugol (all three – Lugansk region), as well as the mines Kapitalnaya and Centralnaya have been cut off grid. The enterprises are working…

Russia: mine collapses in Kemerovo region

Rescuers have evacuated seven miners from the emergency section of the Karagailinskaya mine in the Prokopyevsky district of the Kemerovo region, where the rock collapsed, a representative of local emergency services reported. A total of 59 people were in the mine at the moment of collapse, including seven people on the emergency section. One miner…

Ukraine: Energy Ministry to buy Poland mining machinery

The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry is studying the possibility of purchasing mining materials from Poland.

The deputy minister Anatoliy Korzun has discussed the issue with the delegation from Uta Labedy S.A.

In particular, the delivery of anchoring was discussed. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: tax burden on mining industry low

Tax increase will not hinder development of the mining industry in Kyrgyzstan, mining engineer Duishenbek Kamchybekov declared. According to him, after a meeting of the Security Council, where work of deposits was discussed, the International Business Council spoke against the decision. “The International Business Council said that tax issues were burdensome for us. The tax…