The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan establishes working group on coal industry

07 August 2016, 00:20
Pavlodar Region

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov has held a republican meeting on the development of the coal industry

"The main purpose of our meeting  is to review the current situation and prospects of development of the coal mining industry in the country. But we must look not only at the strategic issues. It is especially important to discuss problematic issues of enterprises, the quality of coal production and coal supplies to the domestic and foreign markets, the availability of coal for the population in the coming heating season, " the Prime Minister stressed.

The  Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Samruk-Energo" Almasadam Satkaliyev, as well as representatives of LLP "Bogatyr Coal", JSC "ArcelorMittal Temirtau" and other enterprises delivered reports  on the status, problems and prospects of development of the industry.

On painful moments of development of the industry: Director of Energy Business of the United Company Pavel Ulyanov, chairman of the «Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLS» Board of Directors Alexander Mashkevich.

Following the meeting, Karim Massimov ordered to establish a working group and develop solutions on issues of concern in the short term, to find solutions to existing problems, taking into account long-term trends in the coal industry

 

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Kazakhstan enters the ten leading countries of the world on coal sources. In Kazakhstan there are more than 400 deposits, total coal reserves are estimated at 150 billion tons.

At the moment, the state reserves includes  49 deposits with 33.6 billion tons, which provides domestic needs and export significant volumes of coal products. In coal mining the existing level of its reserves will last more than 300 years.