Building on silica sand: Vietnam’s glass industry
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019
Vietnam has ambitions to become one of Asia’s biggest glass exporters. Tran Kim Phuong looks at how the country is trying to achieve this by exploiting its high quality domestic silica sand reserves.
Vietnam’s 2,560km-long, mainly flat coastline
is host to many large alluvial silica sand deposits.
The country’s central coast region –
from Quang Binh to Khanh Hoa – which skirts the
western side of the South China Sea is particularly rich in
silica sand resources.