Inner Mongolia to produce one-fourth of China's coal by 2015

11:32, July 11, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will increase it coal-producing capacity to 1 billion tonnes in 2015, one-fourth of the country's total, local authorities said Saturday.

The region saw its annual coal output soaring from 114.5 million tonnes in 2002 to 637 million tonnes in 2009, replacing Shanxi Povince as China's biggest coal producer.

Inner Mongolia will keep its coal output at around 700 million tonnes this year, and will shut down all small mines with annual output of less than 300,000 tonnes, the region's coal industry bureau said.

It will also reduce the number of coal companies from 350 at present to 180 and form two mining giants with annual output of 100 million tonnes through mergers and aquisitions, the bureau said.

The region, which has the country's largest proven coal reserve of 732.3 billion tonnes, will also invest more on the coal chemical industry to boost value added.



  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
  • Arash Kamalvand (L) of Iran spikes the ball during the semifinal against South Korea at the 16th Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 28, 2011. Iran won 3-1 to advance to the final. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
  • A man visits "Thy Word Is Truth, the Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Protestant Church in China", during its opening at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 28, 2011. Through the Bible's various Chinese versions, ancient or modern, as well as pictures, paintings, calligraphy, art works and historical documents, the exhibition was expected to give an overall understanding of how Bible was brought into China, how it was translated, published, distributed and loved. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Hot Forum Discussion