Quang Ninh becomes major coal import gateway
Trung reported that in the first eight months of 2023, the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) imported 5.7 million tonnes of coal with a value of 766 million USD and paid an import tax of 2.01 trillion VND (83.75 million USD), up 78 per cent year on year.
|Quang Ninh became a major coal import gateway. (Photo: VNA)|
With this amount, Vinacomin ensured coal supply to power plants, serving socio-economic development. The firm’s major coal suppliers included Australia, Russia, and South African countries.
This year, it is likely to import nearly 9 million tonnes of material coal.
In the period, the Dong Bac Corporation run by the Ministry of National Defence imported 1.4 million tonnes of coal worth 179 million USD, 400,000 tonnes higher than that recorded in the same time last year. Other businesses also bought about 4.4 million tonnes of coal from other countries.