The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment officially approved a plan on putting up for auction the ore mining rights at four sites, the first bidding event of its kind in 2015.

Bidders will be invited to vie for the right to mine iron ore at Khe Bang in Tan Son district, northern Phu Tho province; metacacbonat (stone for construction and decoration) at Suoi Giang commune in Van Chan district, northern Yen Bai province; gold in Xa Khia in Le Thuy district, central Quang Binh province; and fluorit in Binh Duong in Nguyen Binh district, northern mountainous Cao Bang province.

The auction is held in line with the policy to reform the management of mining activities under the 2010 Law on Minerals.-VNA