China to speed up closing small-scale coal mines to improve safety

June 12, 2017

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China will speed up the closure of small-scale coal mines and strengthen inspections on safer production over the next three years, a government plan released on Monday showed.

Beijing will accelerate closing small-scale coal mines with an annual production capacity of 90 000 t or less, as part of its plan to improve mine safety, according to the 13th five-year plan on the production safety of coal mines, jointly issued by China’s State Administration of Work Safety and State Administration of Coal Mine Safety.

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