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Australian Team Meets SCCL Chief

Australian representatives met N Sridhar, CMD of SSCL at Singareni Bhavan to discuss expansion of mining abroad.

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), which recently took its first step towards expanding its mining activities abroad, has received its first response from the Australian government. After the SSCL widely published its new proposal for overseas mines in the foreign media, the representatives of Australian government on Friday, met N Sridhar, chairman and managing director of SSCL at Singareni Bhavan here to discuss the proposal.

Sean Kelly, Australia’s Consul General to South India along with three other representatives took part in the meeting and discussed the possibilities of Singareni taking up mining activities in Australia. They wanted to know if the SCCL has the technical capacity and skills to maintain major coal mines, said a release.

At the same time, both the parties also discussed the required quantity and quality of coal that the SCCL is planning to extract from mines outside India. The Australian representatives said a team of technical experts will soon visit some of the SCCL mines in June or July and prepare a report on areas which have scope for improvement. They would focus on the technical skills training for workers.

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