Kazakhstan intends to search for new coal deposits
Kazakhstan, Astana, 18 April / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
It is necessary to carry out a geological exploration in Kazakhstan to identify prospects of coal in the south, east and west of the country, managing director for Geology of National Geological Prospecting Company Kazgeology Berikbol Khamzin said on Wednesday.
"One of the main problems of the coal industry in Kazakhstan is an uneven geographical distribution of existing reserves. Their presence in the north and centre of the country and the shortage in the south, east and west," said Khamzin, speaking at the III mining Forum MINEX in Astana.
However, he noted that Kazakhstan is one of the top 10 countries in the world in terms of coal reserves.