Over the first six months of this year, Tajikistan has produced more than 500,000 tons of coal, up by 177,000 tons YoY, according to the Ministry of Energy and New Technologies (MoINT).
An official source at a MoINT says Tajikistan is currently producing up to 7,000 tons of coal per day.
Last year, Tajikistan reportedly produced more than 1 million tons of coal, up by 130,000 tons YoY.
Coal production has reportedly increased due to a shift in the country’s industrial enterprises from more expensive natural gas and electricity to more economical coal for heating and other needs.
Since 2007, more than 160 industrial enterprises in Tajikistan have been shifted to coal. More than 200 coal-fired enterprises now operate in Tajikistan.
15 coal-producing enterprises now operate in Tajikistan. Fon-Yaghnob Mine is Tajikistan’s largest coal-producing enterprise. (Asia-Plus/Business World Magazine)