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VN coal industry development plan to be adjusted

VGP – The PM has recently approved the adjustment and supplementation of the Viet Nam coal industry development plan until 2020 and prospect towards 2030.

August 29, 2017 11:06 AM GMT+7

Accordingly, the coal sector will invest in constructing new coal sorting factories by 2020, including Vang Dang 2, Khe Than, Khe Cham and Lep My, with respective annual capacity of 2 million tons, 2.5 million tons, 7 million tons and 4 million tons.

In addition, a centralized coal processing and warehouse center will be built in the Hon Gai region with a capacity of about 5 million tons per year (building the first module with an annual capacity of 2.5 million tons in Ha Khanh commune and maintaining the Nam Cau Trang coal sorting factory until the end of 2018; after 2018, the factory will be moved to the location of the centralized coal processing and warehouse center to be installed as the second module with a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year).

The PM has also approved the adjustment of the closing corner boundary coordinates in several coal exploration projects, such as the exploration projects in the Dong Trieu – Pha Lai (I, II, III, IV) mines and the Nui Hong mine.

The categories of some small-scale projects in the mines of Vang Danh, Nam Mau, Suoi Lai, Coc Sau,Deo Nai, Lo Tri and Mong Duong will also be adjusted.

Besides, the Government leader okays the adjustment of the categories of some infrastructure investment projects serving the coal industry development, as well as the supplementation of the categories of production maintenance projects.

Earlier, in his Decision No. 403/QD-TTg dated March 14, 2016, the PM ratified the adjustment of the development plan of Viet Nam’s coal industry until 2020 and prospect towards 2030, with a view to building the coal sector into a developed industry with high competitiveness and advanced technologic standards in comparison with regional countries, concerning the steps of coal exploration, mining, sort out, processing and use, sufficiently satisfying the domestic coal demand, especially for power generation.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu