The President of Uzbekistan reviewed plans to increase coal production


President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on May 13th familiarized himself with a presentation on plans to increase coal production. This was reported by the press service of the head of Uzbekistan.

The President of Uzbekistan reviewed plans to increase coal production
It is reported that to meet the growing needs of the population and the economy, all directions of the energy sector are being developed. In particular, coal is an optimal source of energy in certain industries. According to estimates, Uzbekistan's coal reserves amount to almost 2 billion tons.

These reserves are being gradually developed, and coal production volumes are increasing sequentially. In particular, if in 2016 this indicator was less than 4 million tons per year, then in 2023 it reached 6 million 550 thousand tons.

Earlier, Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed out the need to attract investors to deposits and implement new projects. As a result, shifts occurred in attracting the private sector last year, and entrepreneurs mined 369 thousand tons of coal.

The presentation also provided information on the planned work in the industry. It was noted that this year coal production is planned to be increased to 8 million tons, of which 900 thousand tons will be produced by entrepreneurs. A plant for coal enrichment with a capacity of 500 thousand tons per year will be launched at the Shargunkumir joint-stock company.

Geological work is being carried out in the Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya, and Tashkent regions at four sites, with plans to start mining on them next year.

In addition, work continues on the evaluation and drilling of coal seams using advanced foreign experience. As a result of these activities, it is planned to increase coal production to 10 million tons by 2025.

Instructions have been given to responsible persons for the implementation of international standards in the industry, improving coal quality, and accelerating investment projects.

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