An international conference on minerals, to provide overseas experts and
investors in the field with information on Vietnam's potential in this
sector and how to invest more effectively in the country's mining
industry, was held in Hanoi on June 28.
organised by the General Department of Geology and Minerals (GDGM) from
the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the international
trade magazine on minerals Metalbual, the conference attracted almost
200 participants from many countries across the world.
According to the Deputy Director of the GDGM, Do Canh Duong,
Vietnam has abundant supplies of various kinds of minerals including
lead, zinc, limestone, copper and magnesium, however, the minerals
industry has suffered from a severe lack of investment.
Vietnam is very enthusiastic about working with overseas scientists
and investors to extract and process the country’s existing mineral
resources using modern methods, to reduce the country’s worsening
environmental pollution, said Duong.
conference, the participants discussed the development of the minerals
industry in Vietnam and the country's policies to attract more