In­ner Mon­go­lia to shut coal mines

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

The In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion plans to shut down 65 coal mines with a com­bined ca­pac­ity of 54.1 mil­lion met­ric tons by 2020, a lo­cal of­fi­cial said on Tues­day. Wang Bingjun, head of the re­gional com­mis­sion of econ­omy and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, said 23 un­li­censed coal mines had been or­dered to close or stop con­struc­tion. Other mines were or­dered to run at 84 per­cent of their pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity, re­sult­ing in 10.4 per­cent cut in out­put.

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