Vostokugol coal production tops two million tons this year


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LUGANSK, April 15 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People's Republic's state unitary enterprise “Republican Fuel Company Vostokugol” has produced two million tons of coal since the beginning of this year, the company reported.

“On April 15, Vostokugol’s output reached two million tons since the beginning o the year,” the report said.

It took the company 51 days in 2021 to produce the first million tons, and the second million was produced 47 days later. Of the six collieries, the Krasnodonskoye, Yasenovskoy and Sverdlovskoye mines were production leaders accounting for 62 percent of total output.

Vostokugol miners are making consistent efforts to meet the 2021 production targets and commission new coal faces, said Alexey Skrypnik, “Republic Fuel Company“ deputy director for production.

Vostokugol is currently working on 22 coal faces, including two coal faces launched earlier this year at the 19th CPSU Congress and Komsomolskaya collieries.

On February 26, Vostokgul produced the first million tons of coal this year.

Earlier, company Director General Konstantin Skrypnik said that Vostokugol planned to produce more than ten million tons of coal in 2021 tunnelling some 40 kilometres of rock.

The LPR government announced a coal industry restructuring programme. Its key objectives were set forth by LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik who said that the restructuring would make Vostokugol a locomotive for the LPR economy.

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