The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) will give priorities to boosting the sale of coal and minerals in April and in the second quarter of this year, as the prices are at a high level.

Vinacomin plans to sell 13.3 million tonnes of coal in Q2, out of an output of 13.5 million tonnes, the group’s Deputy General Director Bui Van Khich said at a meeting to review the group’s performance in Q1 and launch the tasks for Q2 in Hanoi on April 15.

In April alone, the group aims to sell 2.45 million tonnes on the domestic market export and 2.15 million tonnes.

Besides, Vinacomin will increase the application of advanced technology and boost investment to raise exploitation capacity and ensure labour safety.

In the first quarter of this year, the group sold only 9.6 million tonnes of coal and produced 12.5 million tonnes of coal.

The Deputy General Director proposed power projects in the central and southern regions use imported coal to save transportation cost, while thermal power plants in the northern region will use domestic coal./.