YAKUTSK, 9 Mar – RIA Novosti. The volume of coal production in Yakutia in 2021 will grow to almost 40 million tons, according to the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Geology of the region.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to submit proposals for the development of the eastern section of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.
According to the authorities of Yakutia, the number of people employed in the coal industry of the republic in 2024 will double – up to 21 thousand people, and tax revenues – 6 times, up to 40 billion rubles.
“Since 2010, coal production in Yakutia has doubled and is 20 million tons. In 2021, the volume will also double – up to 39 million. By 2024, it is planned to reach (at the level) up to 80 million tons,” the Ministry of Industry and Geology of the republic said. .The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
As noted in the ministry, due to restrictions at the Russian-Chinese border stations, cars with coal from Yakutia were idle for a long time.
“Last year we faced a serious problem … The President's instruction gives an important impetus to strengthen cooperation between producers and consumers of coal, transport organizations, countries of the Asia-Pacific region,” the words of the Minister of Industry and Geology Maxim Tereshchenko are quoted in the message.
Earlier, the head of the republic, Aisen Nikolaev, said that companies in Yakutia would increase coal exports if export issues were resolved. The presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Yuri Trutnev, also pointed out the difficulties with the export of products from companies in the Far East. Later he said that he had discussed with Russian Railways, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Energy the situation with the export of products by the Far East mining enterprises by rail, the parties formulated a “good proposal.”
The authorities of the republic expect to increase the indicators of coal production by September of this year – at the expense of the coal mining companies “Kolmar” and “Elgaugol”. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)