Vinacomin Motor Industry (VMI), under the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), signed a contract with several Czech companies to manufacture a monorail conveyor system on December 19.

According to the contract, the Czech companies will help VMI produce and install the monorail conveyor’s components and synchronous devices following European standards that are suitable for Vietnam’s working conditions.

The monorail system is hoped to help reduce accidents and improve efficiency in the underground coal mining process.

The contract marked a significant step for Vinacomin and its increasing use of machinery and industrial equipment produced in the country to mine coal, Vinacomin Director General Le Minh Chuan said.

In addition, the group has also focused on technological innovation, especially research and production of machinery and equipment for mining to improve working conditions for its workers and reduce costs.-VNA