The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, within a short time, should settle the situation with payment of wages to miners working at the State Enterprise Lvivvyhillia.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion gave a corresponding commission during a meeting yesterday at the Cabinet of Ministers with the participation of Minister of Energy and Coal Industry I. Nasalyk, Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration O. Syniutka, MP M. Bondar, president of the Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers V.Turmanov, the leadership of SE Lvivvyhillia, PJSC Centrenergo and SE Derzhvuhlepostach.
V.Kistion informed that for 11 months of 2018, SE Lvivvyhillia produced 1,293,700 tons of coal, which is by 66,500 tons of coal more than the corresponding period of 2017.
"Such production volumes were sufficient to ensure the break-even operation of the enterprise. Moreover, this year Lvivvyhillya received the budget funding worth almost UAH 90 million for the repayment of wage arrears and technical re-equipment of mines. The arrears of wages, which accumulated in October, should be repaid immediately", said the Vice Prime Minister.
Moreover, Volodymyr Kistion added that in 2017 and 2018 the Government provided state guarantees for financing investment projects at Renaissance (UAH 112.2 million) and Stepova (UAH 228.1 million) mines which, unfortunately, had not been implemented.
"The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has to work more efficiently on the reform of the coal industry, to launch eventually the work of the National Coal Company. It is impossible to work constantly in the emergency mode. We should move on to concrete steps that will provide the country with the necessary volumes of coal and the miners with the confidence in the future", summed up V.Kistion.