The status and prospect of mining technology in Vietnam underground coal mines

  • Dao Hong QUANG
  • Marian TUREK
  • Aleksandra KOTERAS


Vietnam has the 13th largest hard coal reserves globally, with
the reserves totaling 2.22 billion tonnes, and estimated resources of 4.07
billion tonnes. Coal use is playing an increasing role in the energy mix and
according to current planning, this role is to increase further. In parallel
with the development of the Vietnamese coal sector, underground mining
also underwent many stages of improvements, especially in the last two
decades. This paper analyzes the achievement and the state of the mining
technology applied into the underground mining by the Vietnam National
Coal - Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Ltd. (VINACOMIN) during
20 year period and proposes the recommendations for the sustainable
development of Vietnam underground mining.