Putin has launched a large Deposit of diamonds in Yakutia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the launch ceremony in the videoconference in the exploitation of the diamond fields of the upper-munskoe. 31 October 2018Putin has launched a large Deposit of diamonds in Yakutia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Top-munskoe diamond mine, launched in Yakutia on Wednesday, will consolidate the position of ALROSA as a leader in the field of diamond production in the world market, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

«The commissioning of this mine will definitely be to consolidate the ALROSA is the leading diamond-mining company as a world leader. She has today, 27% of world diamond production,» — said Putin.

The President of Russia on Wednesday via video link from the Kremlin took part in the launch from the Verhne-Munskoe Deposit. In a ceremony at the site of the event participated the General Director of PJSC «AK «ALROSA» Sergey Ivanov and the head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev.

«Top-munskoe the field is forming for the next GOK and the same city. Of course, this guarantees new jobs, would facilitate contributions at all levels of the budget, including the budget of Yakutia», — said the head of state.

He noted that with the implementation of this project it is necessary to pay particular attention to the environment and health of all workers in the field. «This work is designed to 2040-2042 year, the volume of work to be done is enormous,» Putin said.

«I know that, of course, examination all, but, nevertheless, in the process of operation, please bring this to the circumstance (environmental issues — ed.) particular attention, as well as on issues of occupational health and occupational health», — said the head of state.

First Vice Premier, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the budget the project invested 5 billion rubles, and it will be received around 180 billion. «And half of the money will go to the budget of Yakutia, go to the tasks and goals facing the region,» he said, Recalling that the mine will create over 800 new jobs.

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the launch ceremony in the videoconference in the exploitation of diamond deposits «Verkhne-munskoe». 31 October 2018Putin has launched a large Deposit of diamonds in Yakutia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the launch ceremony in the videoconference in the exploitation of diamond deposits «Verkhne-munskoe». 31 October 2018

In turn, the General Director of ALROSA said that «investments in the project will amount about 60 billion rubles, the actual investment has exceeded 16 billion rubles.»

The field is located in the Olenek ulus of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) 170 km from udachninskiy mining and processing plant. Its development is considered to be one of the largest investment projects of ALROSA. Under the project, the performance Deposit will be 3 million tons of ore (1.8 million carats) per year with period of mining until 2042. At the moment explored 4 kimberlite pipes: Zapolyarnaya, Deimos, Novinka, «Komsomol’skaya-Magnitnaya». Their total reserves amount to 64,8 million tons of ore with an average content of about 0.6 carats per tonne a total of 38,4 million carats.

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