See News reported that the Russian Federation’s Main Department State Expertise has considered the project documentation and engineering surveys for building new infrastructure at the Port Vera coal terminal in the Russian Far East in Primorsky Kray and granted its approval. The project envisages developing a second yard at Berth 1a and expanding the round dam, installing a second telescopic conveyor and additional auxiliary equipment. In the railway yard, a roofed car dumper is to be installed to replace clamshell equipment and thus reduce coal dust pollution, new power generators and coal storage facilities are to be built and conveyor belts to be mounted. Stage One of the terminal development was completed in 2019. Vera Port handled slightly more than 5 million tonnes of coal, up 90% year-on-year. Company said it intended to handle 7 million tonnes in 2022 and aims at 20 million tonnes of coal annually in a long-term prospect.