China Railway Tunnel Group modernizes Shargunkumir

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Experts of China Railway Tunnel Group is implementing an investment project to modernize Shargunkumir, the press service of Uzbekistan Temir Yollari said.

The investment project “Modernization of Shargunkumir” envisages increasing designed capacity of the company up to 900,000 tonnes of coal a year.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to clean up the old 10 mines with a total length of 1500 meters, to drill 2,227 meters of the tunnel for the extraction of additional volumes of coal.

The total cost of the project is US$105.5 million. The completion of the preparatory and improvement works, as well as the beginning of coal mining is planned for the first quarter of 2020.

The project envisages introduction of modern high-efficient coal mining equipment, construction and reconstruction of railways and highways.

Shargun is the richest deposit of coal reserves. According to calculations, its volume is more than 33 million tonnes of raw materials.

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