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Indian state group Coal India plans to start assessing existing coal reserves in two blocks it was awarded in a concession in Mozambique, the group said according to the Press Trust of India (PTI).
Citing the group’s Annual Report and Accounts, PTI said a geological report was being prepared based on prospecting work conducted to date.
Coal India Africana Limitada (CIAL), a subsidiary of Coal India in Mozambique, carried out prospecting work that included 35,000 metres of boreholes in two coal blocks.
“In fiscal year 2014 holes with 15,000 meters were made,” the report said, adding that the samples were being analysed at the laboratories of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Central Institute for Mining Planning and Design.
In August 2009 CIAL was granted two five-year licenses for mining in Mozambique in two blocks in Moatize, Tete province, covering an area of 200 square kilometres. (mahb)