Coal mine construction in west a top priority

Updated: 2011-05-27 17:07

By Cai Muyuan (

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The National Energy Administration set plans for the construction of more coal mines in West China during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), Shanghai Securities News reported Friday.

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Work in Inner Mongolia will account for 26 percent of new coal mine construction nationwide. The construction of large-scale open pit mines will also be a priority, the newspaper reported.

By 2015 coal production will reach 3.79 billion tons, an increase of 550 million tons since 2010, according to the report.


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