Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 21 /Trend, A.Maratov/
Maykuben Coal Mine in the Pavlodar region in northern Kazakhstan plans to increase coal production, Acting General Director of Maykuben-West LLP Kairat Makadylov told Trend on Wednesday.
"This year, we plan to produce six million tons of coal per year and about 9.5 million cubic meters of overburden," said Makadylov.
He said if in 2009 the company produced and shipped 3.680 million tons of coal, last year the company has reached an indicator of 5.3 million tons of coal per year.
"It has been a record figure since the opening of the Mine. This year we plan to produce six million tons of coal per year," he said.
Maykuben coal basin has been known since 1825. About 3,500 tons of coal per year were produced in the basin under the leadership of the Russian mining industrialist Stephan Popov in the period from 1859 to 1872.
In Kazakhstan, 90 percent of the reserves of this coal is available in Maykuben coal basin. Maykuben-West LLP was acquired by Kazakhmis May 30, 2008.
Today, LLP has been withdrawn from Kazakhmis and is under private management.