The Vietnam–Japan coal policy dialogue opened in Hanoi on March 12
with the aim of discussing policies to develop each country’s coal
industry, power generation from coal and natural gas, and waste disposal
At the event, the Vietnam National
Coal–Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) said it wants to cooperate
with Japanese partners to produce high-quality coal for thermoelectric
Vinacomin representatives said the group, in
its development strategy, encourages foreign partners, especially those
from Japan, to invest in studying and applying advanced and
environment-friendly technologies in Vietnam’s coal mining industry.
Representatives from the Japanese Ministry of
Economics, Trade and Industry pledged to back the group in removing
water from brown coal with modern technology to produce high-quality
Vietnam will reduce its coal exports to 4-5
million tonnes a year since 2015 in order to meet domestic demands. Last
year, the figure was 14.5 million tonnes./.