Coal extraction from open-pit mine begins

MITHI: Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) on Sunday made history after successfully extracting coal from the first seam of the open-pit mine at Thar Coal Block II from a depth of 140 meters (460 feet) below the surface.

The first chunks of coal come from an estimated 2.04 billion tons of coal reserves after successfully dewatering the second aquifer, five months ahead of schedule.

Published in The Express Tribune, 11th June, 2018