Govt to refocus Hwange Colliery …engages SA firms over coke coal deal

Govt to refocus Hwange Colliery …engages SA firms over coke coal deal

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has revealed that government is working on refocusing Hwange Colliery operating model with a view to returning it to producing coking coal as opposed to thermal. Despite receiving government support, Hwange made a loss of US$115 million in 2015 and is producing coal on a contract basis averaging about 15 000 tonnes per month against a capacity of 300 000. Speaking at the official launch of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) 2016 to 2018, Minister Chidhakwa said they…

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