IT application helps improve State management of geological, mining activities hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – As part of efforts to strengthen State management effectiveness and enhance the efficiency of mineral resources use, the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has promoted the application of information technology in its operations.
To date, the department has completed the geological mapping and mineral investigation on the scale of 1:50,000 for 242,445 of land area, equivalent to 73.19 percent of total land area, and maps at the scale of 1:100,000 and 1:500,000 over an area of more than 244,000 of sea at the depth of 0-100m.
The agency has conducted preliminary surveys of hundreds of mineral sites of all kinds, and zoned many potential areas for resources assessment and identification. It has also discovered signs of potential mineral mines, such as rare earth in weathered crust in the northwest and central regions, or metal minerals in the northwest region, while detecting signs of tectonic activities and faults as well as landslides in order to give alerts of natural disasters.
IT application helps improve State management of geological, mining activities hinh anh 2State management over geology and mineral resources will be strengthened (Photo: VNA)
  The mineral sector has granted mining licences to projects worth nearly 1.6 trillion VND (70.43 million USD), while issuing eight decisions on the fees for use of data and information on mineral investigation and exploration by the State at a total value of more than 22 billion VND (968,523 USD). This is an important resource for the activities of mineral exploration and assessment in the following years.
Last year, the department launched its online public services and upgraded its website to a portal to provide information of State management activities over geology and mineral resources.
The department plans to apply national technical standards in its activities, while promoting the application of information technology in building e-government in the natural resources and environment sector./.