Troubled Indonesian Mine Resumes Operations

28 April 2010 (Last Updated April 28th, 2010 18:30)

Indonesian coal miner PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk will resume operations at its Jorong mine in June. Police temporarily sealed the coal mine in Kalimantan in February over a land permit issue. At the time the company said the suspension of the Jorong mine would not affect produc

Indonesian coal miner PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk will resume operations at its Jorong mine in June.

Police temporarily sealed the coal mine in Kalimantan in February over a land permit issue.

At the time the company said the suspension of the Jorong mine would not affect production with other mines including Trubaindo and Bharinto expected to produce more to ensure demand was met.

Indo Tambangraya Megah president director Somyot Ruchirawat told Reuters it will take one or two months to resume operations after which it expects to produce 23 million tons of coal for the year.