Donetsk, Oct 27 — DAN. Authorities plan to invest some 1.5 billion rubles in the restoration of electric power system facilities in the Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR Coal and Energy Minister Andrey Chertkov told the Donetsk News Agency.

“It is planned to allocate 1.5 billion rubles for the restoration of energy facilities in the DPR next year, ” Chertkov said.

Earlier reports said 471 specialists from other Russian regions were taking part in rebuilding the DPR power generation system.  Regional energy companies have 12,500-strong workforce. Many of them are involved to varying degrees in rebuilding the region.*jk