Joint meeting of the State Council commissions on Energy and Transport 2021-01-22 16:30:00 Presidential Aide and State Council Secretary Igor Levitin, Governor of the Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass Sergei Tsivilev and Head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov chaired a joint videoconference meeting of the State Council commissions on Energy and Transport. The meeting was attended by Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov, Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Irek Fayzullin, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolayev, deputies of top regional officials, representatives of the State Duma, the Accounts Chamber, relevant federal executive authorities, expert organisations and development institutions. In his opening remarks, Igor Levitin pointed out the need to continue to transform the State Council working groups into commissions in accordance with Presidential Executive Order No. 800 of December 21, 2020. Following the instruction of the President, the meeting participants discussed the progress in implementing the decisions of a meeting of the Commission on the Strategy for the Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector, which was held on August 27, 2018 and was devoted to enhancing the efficiency of logistics solutions that ensure higher exports of Russian coal. These matters were considered as part of preparations for a State Council Presidium meeting on the coal industry development. The reports and speeches covered the issues dealing with coordination and interaction in ensuring full and timely transportation of coal for export and for domestic consumption. A report for the President will be compiled following the joint meeting.