Russian reserves of coal will last 500 years. With such a volume of reserves of natural resources, Russia should be the leading mining country in the world. This was stated by Vladimir Putin. The words of the head of state, reports TASS.
“A huge volume and diversity of natural resources that has our country historically has defined its place as the leading mining countries in the world. And one of the great gifts of the Russian land is considered to be coal,” — said Putin.
Putin added that in 2017, the government has invested in the development of the coal industry 90 billion rubles. His statement the President made in the Banquet hall of the State Kremlin Palace on the occasion of miner’s Day. The money allocated for the development of the industry, in the modernization of enterprises, introduction of environmentally safe technologies, creation of conditions of safe work.
The President noted that the development of the coal industry affects the strengthen energy security and sovereignty of the country. Putin thanked the miners, engineers, technicians, management personnel of the companies for the “heroic work”. The head of state separately noted the contribution of Governor of the Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev for contribution to the development of the coal industry.