Kyrgyzstan's untapped coal potential

Poor transportation infrastructure spurs one miner to build his own road to move the vital mineral to local markets.

    Kyrgyzstan has enough coal to power the Central Asian country for centuries, but with a lack of roads it has struggled to get the vital mineral from the mines to the markets.

    But one miner is trying to change that by building the roads himself.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Ozgen in southern Kyrgyzstan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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