Vietnam: more coal needed for production

Vietnam: more coal needed for production
Published: 06 October 2010

The Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) member companies need more coal to produce cement, officials from the group have said. Le Van Chung, chairman of the corporation’s management board, said cement factories at the corporation’s member companies needed 5000tpd for production, but the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industry Group (Vinacomin) provided half of their demand at 2500-3000tpd.

“We had to halt operations temporarily, and if we don’t receive an adequate supply of coal in the coming days, many Vicem factories will stop production," Chung said.

Factories in Hoang Thach, But Son, Bim Son, Tam Diep, Hoang Mai, Hai Phong and Ha Tien are experiencing coal shortages.