State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday visited Dighipara Coal Mine site in Dinajpur to observe the feasibility study program going on there.
Engr. Habib Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of the Barapukria Coal Mining Company Ltd informed energynewsbd.com about the visit of the State Minister in Dighipara.
Habib Uddin said Barapukria Coal Mining Company has been implementing the project ‘Feasibility Study for Development of Dighipara Coal Field’ with its own funding. Upon the implementation of the project, a total of three million ton coal will be extracted annually from there.
The Managing Director said that Nasrul was informed about the ongoing activities under the project during his visit. He expressed satisfaction about the progress made there.
The survey for the feasibility study of a potential mine in six square kilometer area of Dighipara is going on. If this mine is established here, it will be possible to extract about three million ton of coal annually from there which will account for producing 1250 MW of electricity.
The State Minister was also informed about the condition of rail transport from Dighipara coal mine upto Jamuna River.
Expressing satisfaction about the overall works going on there, Nasrul said, only survey is going on in the project site. Basing on the survey result, the direction of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is also in charge of energy ministry and the opinion and demand of the local people, decision for developing a mine here will be taken.
During Nasrul’s visit, local lawmaker Md Shibli Sadique, Power Development Board Chairman Khaled Mahmud, Barapukria Coal Mining Company Managing Director Habib Uddin Ahmed, Company Secretary Md Abul Kasem Pradhania and Project Director Khan Md Zafor Sadiq were present.
In May 30 this year, Barapurkria Coal Mining Company signed a contract with a joint consortium of German based MIBRAG Consulting International GmbH, FUGRO Consult GmbH and Australia based Runge Pincook Minaroo Limited for conducting a feasibility study there.
As per the contract, survey for the feasibility study will be conducted there for a period of 27 month.