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Daily Archives: 18. November 2008 − News & Stories

Coal mining remains vital for Longyearbyen’s eco­no­my

A new stu­dy shows that Lon­gye­ar­by­en will depend on coal mining for a long time into the future. Even if acti­vi­ties within both research/higher edu­ca­ti­on and tou­rism were dou­bled, they could not replace mining, which crea­tes seve­ral hundred local jobs, both direct­ly and indi­rect­ly. A loss of the­se jobs would lead to signi­fi­cant loss of other func­tions inclu­ding important public ser­vices (school, …), accor­ding to a stu­dy now published by NIBR (Norsk Insti­tutt für by- og regi­on­forsk­ning = Nor­we­gi­an insti­tu­te for city and regio­nal rese­arch). 

Cen­tral in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, not only as a monu­ment: coal miner.

Coal mining remains vital for Longyearbyen's economy

Source: Norsk Insti­tutt by og regi­on­forsk­ning


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