Coal production at Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) resumed on Friday, after eight days of its scheduled time, on assurance that the dues to the contracted company will be paid as early possible, said officials.
CMC-XMC Consortium is the contracted company of BCMCL, a firm of Petrobangla in Parbatipur upazila. The company is responsible for coal production and maintenance of the mine.
According to the officials of BCMCL, the coal production was to start on March 1, after a suspension of 40 days for development of a new coal pocket in the mine.
But, the firm declined to join the work on March 1 demanding its dues.
CMC-XMC Consortium in a letter on February 26 urged the BCMCL authorities to pay its due Tk 186 crore under different heads before March 1 and expressed their reluctance to resume the coal production otherwise. As the payment was not paid before March 1, the hired company declined to join the work.