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Mine to pay for city move

Published onsdag 16 februari 2011 kl 15.57
The cause of all the trouble, the mine in Kiruna. Photo: MAJA SUSLIN / SCANPIX

The Swedish mining firm LKAB is to pay for a new town hall and other municipal buildings for the town of Kiruna when the town's centre has to be moved due to subsidence caused by its huge iron ore mine.

Much of the central parts of the town are being taken down and reconstructed further east.

Local politicians and the mine have now come to an agreement, meaning the financing of the move will be paid for by the mining company. The new town hall will be ready for use by the end of 2016.

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