Botswana coal presents future export opportunities

source: Mmegi
Onalenna Modikwa
Staff Writer

PALAPYE: The General Manager of Morupule Colliery, Albert Milton, says Botswana’s coal is among the best in the southern African region and presents huge opportunities for future export opportunities.

Speaking at the launch of the mine’s expansion project on Thursday, Milton said he hopes the country will be in a position to supply neighbouring countries with electricity once the expanded mine is fully operational.

Morupule Colliery has enough coal for both domestic and export demands. The colliery is expanding from mining one million tons to three million tons per annum in a project that will cost P1.5 billion. Milton said the resource would give Botswana an opportunity to diversify its economy.

Morupule Colliery boasts “an excellent safety performance” of no lost time injury since 2008, a rare phenomenon in the mining industry. The colliery supplies [continue reading]

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