Country Report Bangladesh January 1996 Main report

Industry & Energy: Hard-rock drilling begins at Maddhyapara

The first steps to extract hard rock from the Maddhyapara mine were taken in October. Operation is expected to begin in 1998, with full production scheduled for 2000 at 1.7m tons. The rock will be used in addition to bricks in infrastructural developments and represents saving of up to Tk1.5bn ($37m) per year in imports.

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