3:42:32 PM | 7/5/2007
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung has approved An Thong Mineral Investment Joint Stock Company’s exploration of Sang Than and Tung Ba iron ore mines in northernmost Ha Giang province in 2007-2010.
The Sang Than mine is located in Minh Son commune, Bac Me district, and the Tung Ba in Tung Ba commune, Vi Xuyen district.
Exploitation of the two mines will be allowed after a detailed report on the mines’ reserves is approved by a minerals reserve assessment body.
The government official assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in coordination with provincial authorities, to facilitate the probe.
In case the province’s steel ingot project, with annual capacity of 250,000-300,000 tons, is added to Vietnam’s overall steel industry development plan, the Ministry of Industry will be responsible for collecting ideas from related ministries and bodies to submit to the Prime Minister for consideration.