preparatory work

preparatory work

[′prep·rə‚tȯr·ē ‚wərk]
(mining engineering)
Various excavations within a deposit so that actual mining can begin; includes inclines, drives between levels, crosscuts, and chutes.
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During the eight months which were employed in the work of excavation the preparatory works of the casting had been carried on simultaneously with extreme rapidity.
Contract notice: Taking to the employer services of production, mechanical processing, quality control and sales of coal, conduct preparatory work, maintenance or repair, surveying and geological and other work specified in the order specification, the non-working days, ie.
Minister in charge of Relations with Constitutional Bodies and Civil Society Kamel Jendoubi told TAP the cabinet meeting focused on the preparatory work of the commission that brings together representatives of the Prime Ministry and the ministries of Interior, Justice and Development, Investment and International Co-operation.
A Number 10 spokeswoman, who was unable to give any timetable for disclosure of the letters, said that following the judgment by the UK's highest court "we will now need to undertake the preparatory work to determine how best to release the correspondence".
Oresharski explained that the agreement sets a deadline of 9 months for preparatory work on the technical, financial and economic parameters of the project.
ANGRY residents in Penarth have spoken out against the lack of public consultation on a proposed scheme to resurface an old railway line walk, despite preparatory work being well under way.
Lingjun expressed satisfaction over the fact that the Ministry and the Serbian government did all the preparatory work within deadlines and thus enabled the continuation of this project, it is added in the statement.
Now they are to be uprooted and removed as part of preparatory work on upgrading Morpeth's flood defences.
By Chaim Levinson, Hretz IDF completed its preparatory work and passed the project on to Defense Ministry for approval of funding, but request has not gone through; IDF never informed High Court that it would be unable to meet the timetable.
Preparatory work on the crossing is under way near the junction of High Street and Market Street.
Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council's cabinet member for leisure services, said: "To plan repairs to a dam that is more than 200 years old has taken an enormous amount of preparatory work.
The response, dated February 20, said: "I have instructed Wales Office officials to take forward the preparatory work on the legal instruments required for holding the referendum in accordance with your request.