Miljevina coal mine

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The Miljevina coal mine is a former coal mine which has been flagged by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Investment Promotion Agency as potentially being re-opened.

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Background

The mine, which began production in the mid-20th century, ceased production when the company which owned it went bankrupt in approximately 2007. The mine was then bought by the Republika Srpska which in turn sold the mine in July 2010 to Pavgord, a transportation and civil engineering company.[1] Under the sale agreement, Pavgord has an obligation to reopen the mine.[2]

The company has indicated that it aims to produce 200,000 tonnes a year.[3]

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Investment Promotion Agency as potentially being re-opened.[4]

Mass grave discovered

In 2004 the Commission for Missing People of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation announced that they had exhumed 35 bodies from about 2 metres below the surface of the waste disposal site at the mine. It was reported that the bodies were believed to be those of some of the former inmates of the KP Dom prison and Muslim residents from Foca, Miljevina and Jelec killed in April and May of 1992 by Serbian military and paramilitary forces.[5]

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