Needs of coal sector in mine rescue equipment financed by 15-20%
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that the needs of the coal sector in mine rescue equipment are financed by 15-20%.
"This is our tragedy that due to a lack of financing of many important spheres of life people are killed and suffered. Sufficient funds were not invested neither in coalmines, nor roads, hospitals, infrastructure and social sphere," Groysman wrote last week on Facebook.
He said that heads of companies felt well, while saving funds on people: salaries, rescue and safety equipment and labor safety.
"The needs of the coal industry in mine rescue equipment are financed by 15-20%!" he said.
He said that these are additional several dozens of millions of hryvnias. He promised to solve the issue.
As reported, the rock collapsed in a blast at the Stepova coalmine of the Lvivvuhillya company in the village of Hlukhiv, Sokal district, Lviv region in the afternoon on March 2. As many as 172 miners were worked in the coalmine at the time, eight of them died in the explosion.