Kosovo: Coal production is decreesing

Prishtinë, 20 November 2006 – The coal production in the Bardh and Mirash coalmines is continuously going down, Lajm reports. The peak of coal production was marked in February 2006, when 714,443 tons were extracted. In August 2006 the two power plants received only 435,000 tons of coal.

According to the Statistical Office of Kosovo, 6.4 million tons of coal were extracted during the whole 2005, while from January – August 2006 3.9 million tons were extracted, which is on average less than in 2005.