Hanoi: Rising local demand for electricity will see Vietnam start importing coal by 2020, necessitating the need for new terminals to be built.
Coal demand will rise to 67.3m tonnes by 2020 and up to 171m tonnes by 2030, according to government estimates. However, Vietnam is expected to produce only 65m tonnes of coal by 2020 and 75m tonnes by 2030.
Duyen Hai port in Tra Vinh is being built to handle large bulkers, while other terminals in Vung Tau and Tien Giang are under consideration. [24/11/14]