Hwange Colliery Company is set to resume underground mining after receiving a continuous miner.

The coal mining giant is set to reach more than 300 000 tonnes of coal monthly following the delivery of a continuous miner which was repaired to the tune of US$1 million.

The piece of equipment paves way for the resumption of underground mining which had stopped for the past two years owing to its breakdown.

In an interview in the capital, Hwange Colliery Company Managing Director Engineer Thomas Makore said the company is awaiting the delivery of other complementary equipment to start underground mining.

Coal production figures have been going up since April with the company registering 300 000 tonnes in the month of July and the resumption of underground mining is expected to add 50 000 metric tonnes to production numbers.

The coal mining firm is on a growth path following the implementation of the scheme of arrangement which will impact positively to the company’s balance sheet which has been in the negative for the past five years.