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ー August 15, 2009 ー Chinese demand for foreign coal soars

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●China sign $350 mln oil, highway deals in Srilanka

Sri Lanka and China's Exim Bank signed deals worth more than $350 million to build a highway and an oil bunkering facility near one of the world's biggest shipping lanes, Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The bunker terminals will be built at the Hambantota port on Sri Lanka's southern coast, where the state-run Exim Bank has already pledged $360 million to the initial construction phase being carried out by Chinese firms.

Hambantota port after completion (13)

(注)A (1) 090815A China, reuters,(2) title: Sri Lanka, China sign $350 mln oil, highway deals,(3),(4) Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:50am EDT,By C. Bryson Hull,COLOMBO, Aug 14,(Reuters),(5) China's Exim Bank,(6) oil bunkering facility,(7) Hambantota port,(8) Mirigama,(9) Huichen Investment Holdings Ltd.,(10) President Mahinda Rajapaksa,(11) China's "string of pearls" policy,(12) 900 megawatt coal-fired Norochcholai power plant,(13) photo source:,(14)


●090815A China, reuters
Sri Lanka, China sign $350 mln oil, highway deals


●090811A Srilanka, nation
Norochcholai to herald new power era To add 900 MW to National Grid by 2011
●090726A Srilanka, onlanka
President Visits Upper Kotmale Hydro power Project
●090726B Srilanka,livemint
India, Lanka to sign MoU on power transmission system
●090726C Srilanka,
China EXIM bank to assist in development of Sri Lanka's north
●090726D Srilanka,
UPDATE 4-IMF board OKs $2.6 bln loan for Sri Lanka
●090701A Srilanka, dailynews
The significance of Norochcholai power plant

●China to invest $400m in Tanzanian coal fired plant

The government of China has offered $400m loan to the Republic of Tanzania for a 200 MW coal power project, informed the Chinese government. Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister, revealed that the Chinese government plans the investment to revive the controversy-plagued Kiwira coal mine in Mbeya Region.

Kiwira town (10)

(注)B (1) 090815B China, pepei.pennnet,(2) title: China to invest $400m in Tanzanian coal fired plant,(3)$400m-in-Tanzanian-coal-fired-plant/,(4) 14 August 2009,(5) 200 MW Kiwira coal power project,(6) Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister,(7) Kiwira coal mine,(8) Mbeya Region,(9) William Ngeleja, energy and minerals minister,(10) photo source: Kiwira,,(11)


●090815B China, pepei.pennnet
China to invest $400m in Tanzanian coal fired plant$400m-in-Tanzanian-coal-fired-plant/


Tanzania plans 400 MW coal plant by 2012-media

●Chinese demand for foreign coal soars

Chinese coal imports rocketed by 126,3%, year-on-year, in the first half of this year, the country’s customs authorities have revealed. In quantitative terms, the first semester’s coal imports amounted to 48,3-million tons, despite the fact that China is the world’s biggest coal producer. According to a separate report, from Reuters, between 140 000 t and 150 000 t of the coal imported by China came from South Africa.

Coal mining in South Africa (13)

(注)C (1) 090815C China, miningweekly,(2) title: Chinese demand for foreign coal soars,(3),(4) By: Keith Campbell,7th August 2009,(5) South Africa,(6) collieries,(7) China Mining Association,(8) China International Capital Corporation,(9) Chinese brokerage Galaxy Securities report,(10) China Shenhua Energy,(11) China Coal Energy,(12) Yanzhou Coal Mining,,(13) photo source:,(14) graph source:,(15) map source:,(16)


●090815C China, miningweekly
Chinese demand for foreign coal soars


●090722C China, xinhuanet
China Shenhua to invest 36 bln yuan in Xinjiang to expand coal capacity
●090717E China, xinhuanet
China Shenhua to invest 36 bln yuan in Xinjiang to expand coal capacity
●090527B China, proactiveinvestors
Is China headed for coal production overcapacity
●081229C China, chinadaily
Fuel tax reform an energy milestone


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