Kyrgyzstan mines 5% less coal in Jan-Novadmin
Kyrgyzstan mined 272,700 tonnes of coal in the first eleven months of 2006, 4.8% less year-on-year and just 66.5% of the 410,000-tonne target for the period, the state secretary of the Geology and Mineral Resources Agency, Duishenbek Kamchibekov told Interfax.
Output in the coal industry totalled 138.9 million som in the period, 27.4% less than the planned 191.1 million som, but up 8.6% from 127.9 million som a year earlier.
Kamchibekov said coal production dropped by 91.5% year-on-year at the Ak-Ulak strip mine, 2.6% at the Besh-Burkhankomur mine, 35.5% at Sharbon and 48.6% at Tash-Kumyr. Most small and medium-sized mines were largely busy with tunnelling and exploration for new reserves.