National Coal and Mineral Industries Group urged to make breakthroughs in 2019

Wednesday, 2019-01-09 17:49:32
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Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung speaks at the conference. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) to step up measures to ensure the adequate supply of coal for production, while paying attention to environmental protection.

The government official was speaking at a conference in Hanoi on January 9, held to sum up the group’s operation in 2018 and deploy the 2019 tasks.

Praising the achievements gained by Vinacomin last year, the deputy PM stated that the mining company must ensure sufficient coal under its contracts with consumers, while playing a key role in offering adequate coal supply for the country's socio-economic activities in 2019.

In addition, the group needs to create breakthroughs in coal quality by investing in technology and production innovation, boosting mechanisation in production, and protecting the environment.

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung speaks at the conference. (Photo: VGP)

At the conference, Dang Thanh Hai, General Director of Vinacomin, said that his group’s main business targets in 2019 are to produce 40 million tonnes of coal and consume 42 million tonnes, netting a revenue of VND128 trillion and setting the average salary for its employees at VND11.3 million/person/month.

Last year, Vinacomin’s coal output reached 36.95 million tonnes, equivalent to 104% of the set plan and to 105% compared to that of 2017. Consumption in 2018 reached 40.5 million tonnes, up 4 million tonnes compared to the set plan and by 5 million tonnes compared to the 2017 statistic.

Regarding alumina production, the group produced and consumed a combined 1.31 million tonnes, an increase of over 170,000 tonnes compared to 2017. Alumina export turnover reached US$520 million.

For electricity production, its electricity output reached 9.4 billion kWh, equal to 100% of the annual plan.