The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) aims to produce 37.7 million tonnes of coal and sell 35 million tonnes this year.

Despite the difficult economic situation in 2013, the group fulfilled last year’s raw production and sales targets, 42.6 million tonnes and 39 million tonnes respectively. It earned more than 97 trillion VND (over 4.6 billion USD).

To achieve its 2014 targets, Vinacomin will focus on improving technology, while urging Quang Ninh province – the country’s biggest coal mine - to continuously facilitate the group by creating favourable mechanisms and policies.-VNA