Kiwira Coal Mine

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The Kiwira Coal Mine is located in Tanzania's Songwe-Kiwira Coalfield in East Africa. The area was developed in 1988 by STAMICO with Chinese assistance; to replace a former small privately owned Ilima Colliery coal mine. As of 2011, the mine produces 96,000 tonnes annually and an additional 103,000 tonnes a year from the nearly Ilima Colliery.

All the coal production is consumed locally at a coal-fired power generating plant.[1] It was announced in September 2011 that the mine would be run by the Chinese government, which invested 400 million US dollars in the mining project.[2]

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  1. "Sea B Gems" Tanzania Coal, accessed September 22, 2011.
  2. "China to run Kiwira Mine" Daily News, Leonard Mwakalebela, September 22, 2011.

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