Japan, Vietnam boost coal-mining cooperation

The Vietnam–Japan coal policy dialogue discussing policies to develop each country’s coal industry, power generation from coal and natural gas, and waste disposal projects opened in Hanoi on March 12.

The Vietnam National Coal–Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) said it encourages foreign partners, especially those from Japan, to apply advanced and environmentally friendly technologies in Vietnam’s coal mining industry. 

The Japanese Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI) pledged to back the group in removing water from brown coal to produce high-quality coal for thermoelectric plants. 

Vietnam will reduce its coal exports to 4-5 million tonnes a year since 2015 to meet domestic demands. Last year, the figure was 14.5 million tonnes.

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