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12:00 AM, April 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 03, 2019

Record rock production at Madhyapara

Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) has produced maximum quantity of hard rock in March this year, which was highest ever in its production history since its commercial production was started in 2007.

One lakh and thirty thousand tonnes of rock were produced this March.

MGMCL's production was around 1.17 lakh tonnes in July last year.

MGMCL is a company of state owned company Petrobangla in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur.

Germania Trest Consortium (GTC), a Belarus based company, is the contracted company of Madhyapara mine for mine's production, maintenance and development. 

In March, its average production was 4,330 metric tonnes daily.

According to mine officials, Namnam, a North Korean company, had started the site development work of the granite mine in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur in 1998. Later, it started rock production officially in 2007 after completing the mine's development in last nine years.

 Namnam had to produce 5,500 tonnes of rock daily on average operating three shifts daily as per the contract, but, the company never attained the daily production target.

Its daily production was around 600 to 700 tonnes.

Its annual hard rock production target was 1.65 million tonnes, which was a distant dream for this state run organisation.

Later, MGMCL signed a contract with GTC on September 2 in 2013 to increase the rock production. GTC took over charge of the mine in February 2014 and restarted its production.

According to the contract, GTC produced 9 million tonnes of rock in six years.  

The company introduced three shifts within July same year.

As many as 600 local and 80 foreign miners have been working round the clock for producing rocks.

Zabed Siddiqui, general manager of GTC, said they took a master plan to produce 1.2 lakh tonnes of rock in every month.

“In March we crossed the landmark with existing support and facilities,” he said, adding that Madhyapara is heading towards a profitable organisation in the country.

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