Investing in a coal mining industry will boost the
production of domestic coal. This was stated
by Minister of Energy and
Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor
Nasalyk during A Question Time at
the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Commenting on the issue of reforming
the coal industry, the Minister
stressed the necessity of the
creation of the National Coal
Company of Ukraine. "This is the only
key to retrofitting
the coal industry in our
country," he emphasized. "The National Joint-Stock Coal Company will
allow to completely differentiate the production process," underscored the Minister.
He also placed
an emphasis on the fact
that the current Government for the first
time in recent
years has allocated funds for the modernization
and technical re-equipment of mines.
This activity aimed to increase
coal production will be continued
next year. "By investing in
the mines, we will fulfill
the obligations that have been
assumed," noted the Minister. In
this way, the Government is taking steps
to reduce its dependence on anthracite coal.