KEMEROVO, 6 Mar – RIA Novosti. The Russian government has adopted a program for the development of the coal industry for the next 15 years, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said during a meeting on transport support for the export of coal from the Kemerovo Region. “This week the President held a meeting on the development of the coal industry, where various issues were raised, including issues of transport provision of supplies from your region. The most important topic … Kuzbass produces almost 60% of all Russian coal production and life in many cities and towns here actually depends on the stable operation of mines. And to ensure sustainable development of the coal industry, the government has adopted a new program for the next 15 years “, – said Mishustin.
On Tuesday, March 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a videoconference meeting on the development of the coal industry. Mishustin also took part in this meeting via video link while in Barnaul.
At the meeting, the President stressed that it is necessary to guarantee the confident development of the country's coal regions, even taking into account the possible decrease in demand in the world. At the same time, Putin instructed the government to approve the program for the socio-economic development of the Kemerovo region by the end of March.
The head of the Cabinet of Ministers Mikhail Mishustin asked to speed up the work on the preparation of documents on the development of the BAM and Transsib to increase the volume of coal shipments. – added the head of the Cabinet of Ministers. Russia-China: The main thing
He stressed that it is necessary to develop as quickly as possible a quarterly schedule for the implementation of the stages of construction of these two highways with indicators of throughput and carrying capacity, as well as the maximum weight of a freight train for the main sections. but also business, regions – all those who are interested in the development of their projects around or thanks to the BAM and Transsib.Colleagues, I ask you to speed up this work so that we prepare all decisions as soon as possible and report this to the President. a specific document with strict deadlines for each site, “Mishustin addressed the meeting participants.
He noted that the first stage of modernization of these two branches is planned to be completed this year. “In total, about 670 kilometers of track will be built. At the second stage, more than 1,300 kilometers. In general, until 2024, the amount of funding, including funds for infrastructure for transit and containers , will amount to about 780 billion rubles “, – added the prime minister, speaking about the development of the BAM and Transsib.