Germany is ready to allocate 20 million euros to reform Ukraine's coal industry.
According to the Minister of Economy and Energy of Germany Petro Almayer, for this our country must create an appropriate multifund, reports kosatka.media.
"Germany is ready to make a first contribution of 20 million euros and calls on other countries to participate," he said.
According to the report, the international partners have already expressed their interest not only in the implementation of pilot projects, but also in the implementation of the reform of the coal industry as a whole.
In early October, the head of the Ministry of Energy Olga Buslavets presented the draft Concept of reforming the coal industry of Ukraine. According to the draft Concept, the mines will be divided into three groups: mines that are subject to integration with PJSC "Centerenergo" and are its resource base, dual-purpose mines, ie those that produce both energy and coking coal used in metallurgy, mines, subject to privatization not only as coal mining enterprises, but also as integral property complexes for the purpose of re-profiling.
At the time, the ministry noted that it, together with foreign partners, including the German government and international organizations, was selecting mines to conduct pilot projects to transform coal single-industry towns. The Ministry of Energy offered the German side six mines in the West and East of Ukraine.
Among the potential first pilot projects are the mine "Velykomostivska" - potentially a powerful tourist cluster, and the mine "5/6" - has the potential of a technological cluster.
At the end of August, Ukraine and Germany signed a joint intergovernmental statement on the start of an energy partnership, which, according to Peter Altmeier, will allow the countries to expand and make more effective cooperation in the field of energy and environment.