Vietnam coal sector 'must focus' on labour safety

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister, Hoang Trung Hai, has emphasised that ensuring labour safety is the responsibility of not only each worker but also each production team in order to minimise accidents in coal exploitation.

Speaking at the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) 2010 implementation conference in Hanoi, Mr Hai also asked or a boost in coal production for domestic consumption and export as well as ensuring energy balance.

Vietnam’s coal demand is estimated at 200 Mt by 2020 and over 300 Mt by 2025, said Hai, who entrusted Vinacomin to establish a long-term production plan to manufacture 100 Mt of coal in 2020.