During a recent meeting of the board of Rosnedra, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Kozlov announced a significant increase in mineral production last year, and also outlined the prospects for further development of the industry.
Mining Revenue Plan Exceeded by 162%
- emphasized the head of the department.
Kozlov also spoke about maintaining the pace of replenishment of oil and gas reserves, mentioning the prerequisites for creating a gas production cluster in Yakutia. Along with this, the minister with a high degree of probability assumed an increase in gold mining in Siberia.
In addition, Alexander Kozlov announced plans to develop seven deposits for the extraction of lithium, niobium, beryllium and tantalum. Given the growth in demand for raw materials on world markets, it is quite likely that investment in the Russian mining sector will increase.
Earlier, the minister held a meeting with the head of the Sakha Republic, Aisen Nikolayev. During the conversation, a proposal was made that Yakutia should become a pilot region for an intensive increase in the mineral resource base. This will attract investments to the republic and encourage further development of these territories. According to the results of last year, the volume of investments in exploration in Yakutia amounted to about 50 billion rubles.