Building on silica sand: Vietnam’s glass industry

By IM Staff
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. 


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