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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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