OREANDA-NEWS. Uralkali provides the first tranche in the amount of RUB 64 million for the construction of an ice arena in the city of Berezniki.

The ice rink will measure 30?60 metres and accommodate up to 300 visitors. The total area of the building will be 3,152 square metres.

The first ice arena in Berezniki will be used for mass year-round skating, hockey and figure skating classes for children, sports events and competitions.

The total construction cost of the ice arena will be about RUB 212 million, half of this amount will be donated by Uralkali.

Dmitry Osipov, Uralkali CEO, commented:

"Uralkali makes a significant contribution to the social and economic development of the territories where it operates. We strive to improve the quality of life of our employees, investing in the implementation of socially important projects in the cities of our presence. We hope that the new ice arena appeals to all citizens and becomes a preferred place of their rest, and also promotes winter sports in Berezniki."

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Territory, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.