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Tokchon Area Coal-mining Complex exceeds production plan

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World Coal,

The Tokchon Area Coal-mining Complex in the western coalfield of North Korea has exceeded its production plan by 3% every day.

It was founded as the first complex in the coal industry sector in March 1977.

As he provided on-site guidance to the Tokchon area for several days in March 1977, President Kim Il Sung gave important instructions that should be served as guidelines in developing the new complex, including the matters of keeping prospecting and tunnelling ahead of coal production, supplying enough small tools and pit equipment and realising the perpetuation of tunnels.

The complex has displayed its full capacity over the past 40 years or so.

It gave priority to tunnelling to secure hundreds of millions of tons of coal deposits, developed dozens of inclined shafts and hundreds of new coal-mining districts and increased the output of coal every year so as to satisfy the need of coal demanded by different economic sectors.

In recent years, it has modernised the conveyor belt transporting system of many coal mines and made chain conveyors, coal wagons, hydraulic presses and air loaders on its own efforts every year, thus making tangible contribution to increasing coal output.

For 2021, it has set an ambitious goal to increase millions of tons of coal reserves and is directing efforts to increase coal production while giving definite priority to prospecting and tunnelling.

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