Vale Moçambique mines 620,000 tons of coal and exports 140,000 tons

6 January 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 6 Jan – Coal mining company Vale Moçambique, a subsidiary of Brazilian group Vale, until December had mined 620,000 tons of coal, according to figures given during a visit to the mine by Mozambique’s Prime Minister.

Of that amount Vale Moçambique has already exported 140,000 tons, which were transported from Moatize to the port of Beira on the Sena railroad, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

As part of his visit to Tete province, Prime Minister Aires Ali visited the Vale facility, where he learned about operations at the mine, which has been mining and exporting coal since last year.

Ali also visited the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Facility (HCB), in the town of Songo, where he received a document about the current operations of the company and the projects to modernise the facility from its board of directors. (macauhub)