Uzbekistan ups coal production by 25 percent
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 19 / Trend, D. Azizov /
Uzbekistan increased coal production by 25.1 percent up to 888,500 tons in January-March compared to the same period of last year.
According to the State Statistics Committee, in 2011, coal production in the country increased by 5.9 per cent - up to 3.844 million tons.
The main coal producer in the country is JSC Uzbekugol, structural unit of the State Joint Stock Company Uzbekenergo, for which more than 90 percent of the total production in the industry accounts.
Coal mining is conducted in three fields, Angren brown coal deposit, Shargun and Baisun deposits. JSC Uzbekugol, JSC Apartak, JSC Shargunkumir and JSC Erostigaz deal with coal mining.
Explored coal reserves in Uzbekistan hit 1.9 billion tons, including brown coal - 1.853 billion tons, while coal - 47 million tons.
Forecasted resources amount to over 5.7 billion tons of coal.