The northern province of Quang Ninh on October 9 put into use a plant treating mud discharged from coal sorting factories.

Invested by the Cua Ong Coal Selection Company under the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Group, the 11.8 million USD project will help reduce environmental pollution in Bai Tu Long Bay and its surrounding areas.

The plant’s construction began from late 2012 and it can process 1 million tonnes of mud every year.

The Cua Ong Coal Selection Company processes and sells over 10 million tonnes of coal annually. Its capacity is expected to increase to 14-15 million tonnes in the future.-VNA