Int’l mining exhibition opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1The exhibition is taking place in Hanoi on March 29-31 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The third international mining and minerals recovery exhibition (Mining Vietnam 2016) commenced in Hanoi on March 29.

Deputy Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Exhibition Service Co., Ltd – the organiser - Tran Viet Dung described the event as the biggest of its kind with the engagement of 171 businesses from 22 countries around the world.

On display are equipment, machinery and technologies serving mining activities.

The exhibition creates an excellent opportunity for businesses to educate themselves on the latest trends in increasing productivity and competitiveness in the field, which is poised for both expected opportunities and challenges in the light of deep-and-wide international integration.

Deputy Chief of the Singapore Exhibition Services’ representative office in Vietnam BT Tee said Vietnam is one of a few countries to be able to maintain an annual economic growth of 6 percent, which fuels demand for energy usage – a factor to create a stable mining industry.

He said he hopes the display of new cutting-edge machines and equipment serving the coal mining industry in particular and the construction industry in general will help businesses forge closer ties.

The mining industry has been playing a crucial role in Vietnam ’s economy through the supply of material, coal, and metal for numerous manufacturing sectors such as thermal power, cement, chemistry and metallurgy.

In 2015, the sector produced around 40,000 tonnes of coal, 109,000 tonnes of iron ore and hundreds of thousands of tonnes of bronze and tin ore.

The exhibition, which will run until March 31, also includes a workshop on enhancing safety measures in the mining process in Vietnam through technological innovation and another on the application of non-traditional technology in mining for increasing productivity and sustainable development.-VNA