The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) expects to sell around 10 million tonnes of its products in the April-June period and export at least 1.5 million tonnes.

To realise the goal, the corporation has taken a number of measures to promote the production of high-quality coal, satisfying customer demand and ensuring good income for workers.

In the first five months of 2014, it sold 16 million tonnes, down nearly 11 percent year-on-year, and shipped over 3.7 million tonnes abroad, only 62.6 percent of the same period last year.

Despite an array of economic difficulties in 2013, the group earned more than 97 trillion VND (over 4.6 billion USD) from selling 39 million tonnes of products, including 11.6 million tonnes for export.-VNA