Vietnam is predicted to have a developed titanium mining industry thanks to its rich resource of titanium ores.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, titanium-contained sand is mainly found along the coast from central Thanh Hoa province to the northern area of southern Ba Ria -Vung Tau province.

Up to 83 percent of the sand is found in central Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces and the northern area of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Experts said the resource of titanium sand ore in Vietnam is very large, ensuring long-term, sustainable supply for the processing industry.

Under the approved plan on exploring, mining, processing and using titanium ore for the 2007-2015 period with orientations towards 2025, the regions of titanium mining include Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa - Ha Tinh, Quang Tri - Thua Thien Hue, Binh Dinh - Phu Yen, and Binh Thuan - Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

For the 2016-2020 period, the titanium ore mining and processing industries will be established, providing such products as titanium slag, gigment, titanium sponge, and titanium metal.

Binh Thuan will be developed into a large-scale titanium ore mining and processing centre that helps meet domestic and export demand.-VNA