Quang Ninh considers using artificial sand as building material

Last update 08:14 | 02/08/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The northern province has favorable natural conditions to develop the use of artificial sand as natural sand resources in the locality are becoming limited. 

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There are only five areas where sand exploitation is allowed. These include three licenses for exploiting sand and gravel for normal construction and two licenses for exploiting sea sand to use as materials for leveling the ground, with total licensed area of 65.6 hectares and designed exploitation capacity of 210,000 cubic meters per annum.


Of 14 licensed waterways dredging projects, only two of them have been operational with the total volume of 130,000 cubic meters of sand and gravel collected so far.

Meanwhile, the demand for sand in the province, under the building material development strategy by 2020 approved by the provincial authorities in 2015, is high.

The demand for construction sand in 2015 was 2.1-2.15 million cubic meters, while the figure is expected to rise to 2.6 million by 2020. The demand for materials for leveling the ground was 2.51 million cubic meters in 2015 and the figure will be 67.51 million a year by 2020.

The demand for construction sand in 2015 was 2.1-2.15 million cubic meters, while the figure is expected to rise to 2.6 million by 2020. The demand for materials for leveling the ground was 2.51 million cubic meters in 2015 and the figure will be 67.51 million a year by 2020. 

In such conditions, the Quang Ninh Construction Department has planned solutions to ensure the sand supply for urban development, transport and technical infrastructure projects.

In 2016-2020, in addition to the maintainence of the sand exploitation at licensed projects (with the total capacity of 450,000 cubic meters per annum) and two new exploitation sites in Hai Ha and Ba Che (100,000 cubic meters per annum in total), Quang Ninh will set up sand grinding units in Dong Trieu, Uong Bi, Hoanh Bo and Cam Pha with total capacity of 750,000 cubic meters per annum.

It will also consider using saline sand in the eastern part of the province to make construction materials, taking advantage of available saline sand in the area to ease the shortage.

To implement the strategy on developing building materials, Thien Nam JSC has got the nod from the provincial authorities to start a project on collecting and processing sandstone at the waste area, put under the control of Than Coc Sau coal mining company.

The project uses modern technology to make building materials from sandstone, which is waste in coal mines.

The building material products have been examined by the Building Material Institute.

The ministry on July 14 said that encouraging enterprises to develop the production of grit sand instead of natural sand is in line with the government’s resolution.


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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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