What to do with Solotvyno salt mine? Regional authorities will be consulting with experts and government officials

RSA Press service  3 April 2015 08:57  2395857 096855
What to do with Solotvyno salt mine? Regional authorities will be consulting with experts

The liquidation procedure and general affairs related to Solotvyno salt mine were discussed at the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration. In order to better understand the situation and outline the next steps, the head of the region on Thursday, April 2, met with the head of the state enterprise "Solotvyno salt mine" Oleksandr Poshtuk. Vasyl Hubal admitted that the situation is extremely difficult, and yet it must be addressed, although it can hardly be done by Transcarpathia alone.

As you know, mines are not used, they are flooded, and karst abysses are formed on the adjacent territory. Part of the village of Solotvyno in Tyachiv district is defined as zone of emergency. The insolvency procedure is ongoing (the debt of the company, including that to government agencies, reaches 20 million hryvnia), the Cabinet decided to liquidate the SE. Oleksandr Poshtuk says: to perform liquidation, it is necessary first to conduct a geological exploration, and asked to allocate funds for this purpose from the state budget. 

         The head of the region admitted that now it is very difficult to find the answer to the question of how to proceed from the long-standing critical situation about the salt mine, and currently there are not enough data to define a specific action plan. Actually, it can be done only in cooperation with public, government organizations and comprehensively. Therefore, the regional authorities will appeal to the Cabinet of Ministers, consult with experts and initiate negotiations at the level of ministries and government departments to find the best way to address the situation. The head of the RSA said that he planned to hold the first meeting on the matter after Easter.     

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