TAIYUAN, June 28 (Xinhua) -- China's major coal-producing region of Shanxi plans to raise its annual coal output by 107 million tonnes to 1.3 billion tonnes in 2022, as it works to guarantee energy supply.
The province is also seeking to increase coal production by a further 50 million tonnes in 2023, bringing its total annual production to 1.35 billion tonnes, according to a circular issued by the general office of the Shanxi provincial government.
In the first five months of this year, major coal mining enterprises in Shanxi produced 528 million tonnes of raw coal.
The provincial government has ordered that high attention be paid to coal production safety, including the beefing up of work safety spending and the accelerated construction of smart coal mines. ■