Defense Minister works with Dong Bac Corporation

A mission of the Ministry of National Defense led by Defense Minister, General Ngo Xuan Lich worked with Dong Bac Corporation on March 13.

Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong and Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, Lieutenant General Do Can joined the mission.

Dong Bac Corporation, a military-run economic unit under the Ministry of National Defense, is tasked to exploit and process coal and carry out business activities, mostly related to electricity production, contributing to ensuring national energy security. Apart from coal, the corporation also invests in other areas such as civil industry, port exploitation and waterway transport.

According to reports in 2018, the corporation exploited nearly six million tons of coal, reaching 108% of the set target and imported nearly 1.4 million tons of coal, making the total consumed volume of coal of the corporation to more than seven million tons, bringing a high profit to the business.

General Ngo Xuan Lich hailed the achievements of the corporation and its staff's solidarity, high resolve and pro-activeness in overcoming difficulties to best fulfill assigned missions.

On behalf of the Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense, General Ngo Xuan Lich thanked the leadership of Quang Ninh for providing favorable conditions for Dong Bac Corporation to fulfill its tasks.

The defense minister required that responsible agencies of the Ministry of National Defense provide more assistance to Dong Bac Corporation and make more proposals to the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense in privatizing the corporation. He also asked the leadership of the corporation to make more efforts to promote production and operation, contributing to building a firm defensive area.

Source: People's Army Newspaper