On June 24th 2019 in Moscow, the Russian-Vietnamese scientific and practical conference “Safe Chrysotile Use” was organized at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The event was chaired by Mr.Georgy Kalamanov – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and Mr.Nguyen Van Sinh – Deputy Minister of Construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
In the conference, representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry and Trade presented perspectives of the Russian Federation on the use of chrysotile, as well as legal regulations on the production and use of chrysotile. Besides, the event had the participation of the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Office of the Government of Vietnam, along with delegates from the Institute of Research and Application for Tropical Building Materials and Vietnam Institute for Building Materials.
In collaboration with Vietnam, the Russian side will support conducting scientific studies on the effects of chrysotile on human health. It is expected that experiences of the Russian Federation in using chrysotile and implementing legal regulations will be a typical example for national strategies in Vietnam. With the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Vietnamese delegates also took a visit to production facilities related to chrysotile in Russian Federation.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation