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 Leaders of Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee, Vinacomin and EVN signed a memorandum of understanding on production and business activities in the area.

Quang Ninh is considered as the largest coal and electricity production center of the country. Therefore, Coal and Electricity are two important economic sectors, playing a pivotal role in the development of the province's economy, creating a driving force for growth in other economic sectors.

In 2021, these two pillars of the province have successfully completed the set plan. Specifically, the mining industry accounted for the largest proportion in the province's economy with 16.9%, the full-year growth rate increased by 8.8% compared to 2020 and contributed 1.58 percentage points to the growth rate. GRDP. The electricity sector has the second largest economic structure in the province's economy with 16.6%, an increase of 4.84% compared to 2020, contributing 0.69 percentage points to the growth rate of GRDP.

In 2022, with a growth target of over 10%; in which, the industrial sector increased by 9.89%, with the expectation that the growth driver would be the processing and manufacturing industry reaching 31.1% thanks to the addition of 17 projects in the field of war processing and manufacturing industries. Therefore, the demand for energy for the stable operation of the processing and manufacturing industry in particular and the industry in general, as well as of the whole economy in the province, has increased greatly.

Facing complicated developments of the world situation, which are expected to cause difficulties for trade, commerce and payment activities of strategic fuel groups, including petroleum, gas and coal, and according to the The implementation of the national electricity system has been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In principle, it can be determined that in 2022, there will be no shortage of electricity to serve production and daily life. However, especially for the Northern region, there may be a peak capacity shortage at some peak hours when the load demand may increase dramatically during extreme weather days and prolonged hot weather. . Besides, according to the report of EVN, because the supply of coal for power production of TKV and Dong Bac Corporation is not enough according to the signed coal sale and purchase contract, it is expected that there will be a shortage of coal for power production in the near future. in the future, correspondingly reducing the capacity of generating electricity with a capacity of about 3,000MW.

 Comrade Nguyen Tuong Van, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, delivered a speech at the conference's conclusion.

Aware of the above problem, Quang Ninh has always actively followed the situation and paid attention, directed and created all the most favorable conditions to support businesses in the above fields to develop stably. with a high growth rate, contributing to ensuring national energy, as well as ensuring the growth rate set out according to the province's plan.

At the conference, representatives of departments, branches and branches of Quang Ninh province, units of TKV and EVN discussed and agreed on orientations and solutions to ensure growth goals; content to coordinate in the coming time on production and business activities in the area. At the same time, they agreed on the proposed contents and recommended the Prime Minister to consider removing and supporting the coal and electricity industries. Thereby, increasing production activities at maximum capacity, ensuring a stable, reliable and safe supply of electricity output for socio-economic development, meeting people's daily needs in 2022. especially for production activities in industrial zones, economic zones, and industrial zones in the province, especially during peak periods of heat in the year.

Speaking at the conclusion of the conference, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Van, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, emphasized: In order to ensure the source of raw materials and energy for the stable and sustainable operation of economic sectors in Quang Ninh, right away. After this conference, the Provincial People's Committee, Vinacomin and EVN will soon concretize the contents of the agreement to coordinate implementation in the coming time. Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee commits to regularly accompany enterprises in the Electricity and Coal industries in the process of production and business activities; direct relevant departments, agencies and sectors to fully and effectively implement the committed contents. In particular, strengthening close coordination and regular exchanges with the Coal and Power sectors, in order to promptly grasp the operation situation of enterprises, create all favorable conditions for the units to increase production activities. business; proactively and promptly remove difficulties in production and business activities of coal and electricity sector.

The province will create favorable conditions and provide maximum support to units of the Coal and Power sectors in investment work, ensuring ventilation as well as compliance with the provisions of law; ensure the prevention of epidemics so that businesses can feel secure in production and ensure the conditions on site, site clearance, trade corridors.power supply, security and order to meet the implementation progress of projects of the Coal and Power sectors in the area.

 Conference scene.

As for the units in the Coal and Power sectors, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee suggested that the units focus on achieving and exceeding the set targets, contributing to economic growth and increasing the province's budget revenue; At the same time, it has made positive contributions to ensuring social security in the province.

For TKV, it is necessary to pay attention to investment in infrastructure to serve production activities, contributing to increasing productivity and output of the industry; ensure sufficient coal supply under the contract signed with EVN in 2022 and the following year; there is no shortage of coal for electricity production as committed in the signed contract for the Power industry, as well as with other industries; ensure environmental protection in the process of coal mining and investment.

For EVN, focus on investing, speeding up the progress to ensure that the construction investment schedule is met or exceeded; mobilize the maximum power generation capacity of factories in the province; ensure a stable and safe supply of electricity for production and business activities of enterprises and daily-life needs of the people.

At the conference, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Provincial People's Committee, Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group and Vietnam Electricity on production and business activities in the province.