Solar power is booming in Vietnam, but the output is not high enough to satisfy domestic demand.
The Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corp., Ltd. (Vinacomin) loaded its first tonnes of coal onto the Viet Thuan Sky ship at Cam Pha port in the northern province of Quang Ninh on February 5 (the first day of the Lunar New Year).
VOV.VN - There was an increase in imports of most products from Japan during the first five months of this year, with coal skyrocketing to US$3.24 million, 134 times higher than its previous level.
VOV.VN - One person died in a collapse at a coal mine in Cam Pha City of Quang Ninh province on the evening of June 6.
VOV.VN - Despite its large reserves, Vietnam has to import a huge volume of coal in the 2016-2020 period, which began in 2017 and will see a sharp increase from 2020 to supply thermal power plants, according to a plan from the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Corporation (Vinacomin).
The Cam Pha Port & Logistics Company and Cua Ong Coal Sorting Company under the Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) loaded the first tonnes of coal onto two vessels – the first New Year footers in Cam Phan port on February 16 (the first day of the Lunar New Year).
Many people know the environmental harm of using a traditional earthenware stove with coal, but due to its cheap price, many families still use it for cooking and warming their house, endangering their health, according to experts.
VOV.VN - Vietnam imported more than 1 million tons of coal in September, bringing the total import volume in the first nine months of this year to 10.4 million tons with a value of US$1.03 billion, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - Exports to Laos reached US$264.7 million in the first half of this year, rising by 13.29% against the same period last year, according to latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - Trade between Vietnam and Australia hit more than US$1.89 billion in the first four months of this year, of which Vietnam’s exports reached nearly US$1.05 billion (up 21.2%) and imports were US$848 million (up 14.2%) against the same period last year.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged PV Power, a member company of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), to accelerate the implementation of electricity projects.
As Vietnam plans for its power development over the next decade, coal is set to play an important part in ensuring the country’s energy security.
The domestic coal sector is going through a tough time owing to serious competition from cheap imported coal, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said.
Vietnam’s state-owned coal and minerals corporation is facing government inspection after spending over VND70 billion (US$3.13 million) on logo-bearing medals for its employees.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Ministry of Finance has flatly rejected a proposal to lower taxes on fuel, a move that many industry experts believe would stimulate domestic sales of coal, reducing the country’s mounting inventories.
The Prime Minister (PM) has allowed Taiwanese firm Hung Nghiep Formosa Co., Ltd. (Fomosa), to import own coal for electricity production at its coal-fired thermal power plant located in the southern province of Dong Nai’s Nhon Trach 3 industrial park, according to newswire Vneconomy.
Vietnam imported more than 9.7 million tonnes of coal valued at US$600 million over the past eight months, almost double the quantity in the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Customs.
VOV.VN - In Vietnam, we have yet to come to terms with the reality that the future of many segments of our economy is becoming increasingly overly dependent on China, says the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - Vietnam imported more than 9.7 million tons of coal valuing at US$600 million during the first eight months of this year, according to latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - Vietnam imports from Australia have risen sharply in recent times, particularly industrial raw materials, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.