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Production at Barapukuria Coal Mine suspended

  • Will resume within February
  • All machinery being relocated in new phases
Update : 30 Dec 2023, 12:11 PM

Production at Barapukuria Coal Mine remained suspended from Friday, said authorities at the coal mine.

Deputy General Manager of the coal mine, Rashed Kamal, said production at the coal mine will resume within February after relocating all machinery in new phases.

A total of 2.71 lakh metric tons of coal were lifted under the current 1412 phase, and coal extraction under the 1209 phase will be resumed within February after maintenance work, he said.

The authorities concerned said some 1.95 lakh metric tons of coal are now in stock for the Barapukuria Coal Fired Power Plant.

Abdullah Al Mamun, manager of the power plant, said there are three units of 525 MW capacity in the power plant, and there is enough coal to operate the power plant for two months.

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