Australian Embassy

Media Release - 19/3/2015

Australia-Vietnam Sustainable Mining Forum 2015: World Leading Australian Mining Experts and Technology Companies to Present in Vietnam

Australian sustainable mining experts and technology companies will present in Vietnam during the Australia-Vietnam Sustainable Mining Forum, an in-coming event held by the Australian Embassy in partnership with the Australian Mining services Industry Association – Austmine. The Forum will take place on 19-20 March in Ha Noi and Quang Ninh. Fourteen Australian mining services and technologies organisations will present and share their knowledge and expertise in world class sustainable mining techniques and technologies.

The Hanoi based Sustainable Mining Forum on the 19th was opened by His Excellency Mr Nguyen Minh Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam. The Vinacomin Group are hosting the Australian delegation in Quang Ninh on the 20th.

Australia has a mature mining industry built on nearly 200 years of experience. So the Australian mining industry has considerable experience in bringing together the concepts of environmental accountability, social responsibility and commercial success.

“Australia is a leading country in terms of mining technology and practices, and there is much that we look forward to sharing with Vietnam,” said Australia’s Chargé d’Affaires, Mr Layton Pike.

“Today’s Forum follows on from a high level visit to Australia in January, led by Minister Quang, to understand Australia exploration and mining capability, and how Australia utilizes sustainable mining practices to run efficient, productive, environmentally compliant and safe mines.”

Vietnam is an important partner to Australia in the ASEAN region. Our two nations share a number of common interests, including energy development and security. Mining continues to be a powerful economic driver for Australia and Vietnam.

The Australia Vietnam Sustainable Mining Forum aims to encourage open discussion and exchange of ideas, opportunities and challenges, leading to mutual capacity building and long term positive bilateral o-operation and business partnerships.