PM Ewa Kopacz in Silesia: We have kept our word on the mining sector

At the Wujek mine, PM Ewa Kopacz met with unionists and the management of Katowicki Holding Węglowy. “I can tell miners today that we have kept our word as regards the agreement signed in January 2015,” the head of government noted.

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Photo: Chancellery of the Prime Minister

The prime minister stated that the annual assessment of the government’s activities related to mining was positive. The Brzeszcze mine already has its investor and energy partner, while Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa has financial liquidity, the head of government stressed. Kompania Węglowa is also being restructured, she added.

Finally we have peace thanks to which we will not go back to the subject of lack of funds to pay miners’ wages. Every company will be appropriately restructured and will work to achieve its financial result, Ewa Kopacz noted.

Injecting capital into Katowicki Holding Węglowy

The head of government stressed that the Council of Ministers had adopted by circulation a resolution that gives the treasury minister a green light to transfer 100 percent of Katowicki Holding Węglowy shares to a company fully owned by the State Treasury. It is a step towards involving a power sector investor in Katowicki Holding Węglowy. It is also the quickest and the simplest form of injecting capital into Katowicki Holding Węglowy.

Development of coal gasification technology

The prime minister announced that the Azoty Group together with the AGH University of Science and Technology would carry out procedures of coal gasification and use of methane in the chemical industry. Similar activities are also supported by the Industrial Development Agency.

Commemoration of miners fallen in the Wujek mine

Before the meeting, PM Ewa Kopacz and Śląskie Province Governor Piotr Litwa laid flowers at the monument to the miners who were killed in the Wujek Mine in Katowice in 1981.

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