PM approves adjustment of Vietnam coal industry development plan

08:54 | 06/09/2017 Energy

The Prime Minister has recently approved an adjustment and supplementation of the Vietnam coal industry development plan until 2020, with a view towards towards 2030.

The coal sector will invest in constructing new coal sorting factories by 2020

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

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

The Prime Minister 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 amended, alongside the categories of a number of infrastructure investment projects that serve coal industry development.

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

Theo NDO