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China approves 5.2mn T of open-pit coal mines in Xinjiang

China approves 5.2mn T of open-pit coal mines in XinjiangBEIJING: China approved three open-pit coal mines with total capacity of 5.2 million tonnes per year in the Xinjiang region, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in statements on Tuesday

Approvals is part of Beijing’s push to streamline its coal industry by shifting output capacity to western China from the east and to boost supplies of the fuel

Total investment of the three mines will reach 3.24 billion yuan ($510.95 million), according to NEA statements

Xinjiang is No.4 coal mining region in China. It produced 167.07 million tonnes of coal in 201.

Copyright Reuters, 2018

Source: Brecorder.com

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