Botswana coal mine stalls as farmers reject compensation deal

July 24, 2017

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Development of a new 1.35-million-tonne-a-year coal mine in Botswana has stalled due to a dispute over compensation payable to farmers holding surface rights in the proposed mining area, the company developing the mine said on Monday. The open cast mine is meant to supply coal to a new 300 MW power plant set to be built by independent power producers as part of Botswana’s plans to be self-sufficient in power generation by 2020.

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