a Pilot project of the transformation of coal mines can pass in two towns in the Western and in the Eastern regions of Ukraine. This was stated by acting Minister of energy Olga Buslovich under the session of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on energy and housing and communal services.
"Already had high-level talks with Germany regarding the implementation of a pilot project," - said Olga Buslovich.
this project aims to help overcome social, economic and environmental nature, to redirect people to other work for further adaptation after mine closure. The selection criteria for a project of mines will develop within preparation of the concept and the National program of transformation of the coal regions.
the acting Minister said that the core of deputies has been instructed and developed a plan of visits to the mine for the consideration of medium-term plans of mining of coal.
"It is necessary to understand the cost of such coal to be able to determine which mines is promising, and what - not," - said Olga Buslovich.
She also recalled that in may this year set up a Coordinating centre for the transformation of the coal regions under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Ukraine. The purpose of the coordinating Center - the National programme for the transformation of the coal regions. At the first meeting is invited to consider the draft concept of development of the coal industry and the transformation of the coal-mining regions of Ukraine, which together with a plan of action to develop it to the energy Ministry.
we will Remind, last week appointed two Vice-Minister of energy. Alexander Zorin's operating activities in the coal industry, and Maxim Nemchinov, among other things, responsible for the reform of the coal industry.