US$ 4.5 billion thermo-electric power plant built in Nam Dinh

4-5-billion-thermo-electric-power-plant-built-nam-dinh-1-380696-100x100

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, has given approval to the project of a thermo-power plant, based in Nam Dinh, at the cost of US$ 4.5 billion. Expected to be in operation for 25 years, the power plant will be built by Korea's Taekwang Vina Industrial Company, the BOT contractor of investor Hashinco. Located on an area of 251ha in Hai Hau district, the first phase of the power plant, capable of 1,200MW, will be completed by 2017 and its capacity will be doubled by 2021 when the second phase will be completed. At present, Taekwang Vina is negotiating with relevant agencies to secure reasonable electricity prices. Source: Vnexpress Translated by Hoang Anh … [Read more...]

Nam Dinh vows to support RoK investor in power project

The authorities of the northern province of Nam Dinh pledged to help the Republic of Korea's Taekwang Vina Industrial Company to solve difficulties and speed up the implementation of its thermo-electric power project in Hai Hau district. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Tuan made the affirmation at a working session with Taekwang Chief Representative Park Hyang Soo on September 6. According to the provincial leader, the project has seen many favourable conditions as it won the backing of local people and the Government's approval for its purchase of domestic coal. He suggested Taekwang immediately inform the province about any difficulty so that the two sides can work together to deal with it. The RoK company submitted a pre-feasibility plan for the project in January this year and hopes to receive a license by the end of 2012. The Nam Dinh thermoelectric power plant, with a total investment of US$4.5 billion, will be built in Hai Chau and … [Read more...]

Deputy PM visits resettlement areas in Lai Chau

1729649-4d346b15c7bc59f296b093a98643f4ce-l

Deputy PM Hai visits the resettlement areas in Le Loi commune NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on August 26 visited the resettlement areas of local people in Le Loi commune, Nam Nhun district, the northern province of Lai Chau. The people were relocated to the resettlement areas to make room for the construction of the Son La Hydroelectric Power Plant in Muong La district, Son La province. Le Loi commune comprises eight villages with 1,413 inhabitants - 98% are from the Thai ethnic minority group. After moving to the resettlement areas, with the support from the government, local residents have overcome difficulties to settle their lives. They have reclaimed over 100ha of paddy field and planted 420ha of rubber. The poverty rate was reduced to 11.5%. The Deputy PM said helping the local people affected by the power project to stabilise their lives is a priority of the government, adding that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is building a … [Read more...]

Natural resources and environmental sector’s patriotism congress

25-6.jpg

(VOVworld) - The environment and natural resources sector held their 3rd patriotism congress in Hanoi on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai asked the sector to renovate emulation and awarding activities:"The sector should promote administrative reform and the application of information technology, better apply the single window mechanism and minimize administrative procedures, engage in new rural development, national security, border defense and the protection of sea and island sovereignty. Rewards should be presented in a timely manner to outstanding workers." 77 individuals and organizations have been conferred with certificates of merit from the government and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. … [Read more...]

Government gives the green light to proposal building National exhibition centre

An image of the National Exhibition Centre project.

The Hanoitimes - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on August 24 agreed with a proposal on building the National Exhibition and Fair Centre in Hanoi, covering 300 ha in Co Loa commune, Dong Anh district. Early this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism submitted to the government two options to build the National Exhibition and Fair Centre, one in Co Loa commune and the other at the area near the Van Tri fresh water lagoon. Both sites are located in Dong Anh district. The location of the centre is expected to meet the requirements of event organisation, traffic and transport of commodities because the area is near the Noi Bai International Airport and other key highways. The Deputy PM required the ministry to assign the investor of the project, the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre One Member Company Limited, to expeditiously complete the centre’s 3D building design by October 2015. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

Solar power needs state support to spark into life

1728530-solar-energy-2

Foreign investors are showing interest in Vietnam’s infantile solar power sector, although a lack of state support mechanisms may hinder progress. A firm owned by investors from the Republic of Korea (RoK), that specialises in renewable energy and hospital management, proposed its plan last week to build a solar power plant with the generation capacity of 130 megawatts in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. This area is one of the three localities in Vietnam that experience the most high-intensity sunlight. The firm said it would invest US$55.8 million in the 50-hectare project, using the latest technology from the RoK. However, Chairwoman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh was concerned about how this large allocation of land could affect local rice farmers. According to the Can Tho Planning and Investment Department, in recent years, both foreign and domestic investors are eyeing to this potential sector in the city. The RoK’s consortium Woojin and … [Read more...]

National exhibition centre to be built in Co Loa

1728393-co-loa

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on August 24 gave the green light to a proposal on building the National Exhibition and Fair Centre covering 300 ha in Co Loa commune, Hanoi’s Dong Anh district. Early this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism submitted to the government two options to build the centre, either in Co Loa commune or at the area near the Van Tri fresh water lagoon. Both sites are located in the same district. The Deputy PM ordered the ministry to assign the investor of the project, the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre One Member Company Limited, to expeditiously complete the centre’s 3D building design by October 2015. The location of the centre is expected to meet the requirements of event organisation, traffic and transport of commodities since the Noi Bai International Airport and other key highways are nearby. … [Read more...]

Vietnam to have ODA use mechanism

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has instructed the Ministry of Finance to quickly complete a financial mechanism, policy on the use of ODA capital and preferential loans to submit to authorized agencies for approval. The Deputy PM is the head of the national steering board on official development assistance (ODA) and preferential loans. The mechanism and policy must suit related regulations, position and ability of mobilizing these capital sources in the upcoming time, he added. In the first six months this year, authorized agencies have positively worked to speed up disbursement of ODA and preferential loans as well as progress of projects using these sources. However US$21 billion have yet to be disbursed as pledges and 14 projects have been carried out sluggishly. … [Read more...]

$21 billion in ODA capital not disbursed

1727688-20150824101232-1

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has directed ministries and agencies to quickly issue policies to address the situation whereby ODA and preferential loans cannot be disbursed. He has requested the Ministry of Finance to urgently complete and submit to the government policies and financial mechanisms for the use of ODA capital and preferential loans consistent with current regulations and to note the possibilities of mobilizing the funds in the future. A recent government report showed that in the first six months of this year agencies and departments around the country have been very active in the advocacy, implementation, and disbursement of ODA capital and preferential loans. The disbursement pace, however, has still been considerably slower than in the same period last year. There is $21 billion in ODA capital that has not been disbursed. Fourteen projects, especially urban railway projects in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are being deployed very slowly and creating … [Read more...]

Most basic information on marine resources and environment must soon be provided: Deputy PM

PANO - Chairing a meeting of the State Steering Committee o­n Basic Survey of Marine Resources and Environment on August 20th, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, asked related ministers and sectors to provide more basic information on marine resources and environment to accomplish the project ofsurveying and managing marine resources and environment, with a vision to 2020 (Project 47). Vietnam is focusing on developing marine economy. Photo: dantri.com.vn Regarding the implementation of this project over the past time, the Deputy PM held that the basic study of marine resources and environment has brought about a scientific foundation for mapping out strategies, programs and plans for sustainable development of the marine economy and national defence and security at sea. In addition, it has also helped discover new resources and contributed to the basic building of the database on marine resources and environment. Additionally, the Deputy PM also asked relevant ministries … [Read more...]

Deputy PM names major tasks for electricity sector

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai (first from right) presents the Prime Minister’s certificate of merit to EVN leaders (Photo: VGP) NDO – Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has been asked to continue to ensure a sufficient power supply for socio-economic development, bring electricity to rural areas, and boost the national electrification programme. These are some of the targets for EVN for the 2015-2020 period set by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai while addressing the group’s patriotic emulation congress in Hanoi on August 21. The group was asked to step up its restructuring in accordance with a Prime Minister-approved roadmap, focusing on perfecting its apparatus, and developing power sources and the electrical grid. He requested EVN’s leaders diversify emulation movements among its officers and staff members in order to encourage worker initiatives to improve technology and increase labour productivity. The group should also prioritise developing human … [Read more...]

Marine resource survey urged to accelerate

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai NDO/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged for the acceleration of a project surveying marine resources and the environment to serve the building of strategies and plans on sustainable economic development and national defence and security at sea. Speaking at a meeting in Hanoi on August 20 to review the implementation of Project 47 on fundamental investigation and management of marine environment and resources through until 2020, the Deputy PM said while key goals have been met, several component projects are still behind schedule and implementing agencies lack coordination. The building, verification and approval of component projects has cost too much time and budget allocation failed to meet the work’s requirements. In addition, the purchase of investigation equipment has been slow, hindering the pace of the project. Deputy PM Hai requested relevant ministries, agencies, and localities take more drastic actions to … [Read more...]

Danang airport to have capacity improved

Danang International Airport, one of Vietnam’s three major airports, has asked the government for permission to upgrade its capacity to 20 million passengers a year by 2020 under a revised development blueprint. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has assigned the Ministry of Transport to verify and approve the revised blueprint for the airport, which also aims to raise its cargo handling capacity to 200,000 tonnes each year. Part of a new terminal at Da Nang International Airport. Photo: VNA In addition, the airport will be expanded to cover about 855.57 hectares, accommodating a maximum of 41 planes. Danang airport caters to travel demand to and from the central Danang city and neighbouring areas. It also serves as a domestic transit destination. Currently, more than 100 flights with approximately 10,000 passengers take off from and land at the airport every day. … [Read more...]

Waste treatment of ash, cinder difficult in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – An increasing amount of ash and cinder released by thermal power plants is causing serious pollution and making waste treatment more difficult in industrial parks, a representative from the Ministry of Construction said. Illustrative image -- Photo: VNA As many as 15 million tonnes of ash and cinders are discharged annually, 75 per cent of which is airborne, according to the ministry. The rest is slag, or hard, stone waste matter. This pollution is expected to double by 2020, as the number of thermal plants in Viet Nam could rise from 19 to 43. In April 2015, people living near the Vinh Tan 2 plant in Binh Thuan Province protested against rampant air pollution caused by ash. While the cinder pollutants are often remade into construction materials, only 0.5 to 1 million tonnes of ash are recycled each year, out of a total 11 million discharged. According to the Ministry of Construction, ash and cinder have high potential for usage in construction if they … [Read more...]

Deputy PM urges speed on rail project

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Ha Noi authorities to take the final decision on the location of the railway bridge that would span the Hong (Red) River. The bridge will be part of Ngoc Hoi - Yen Vien (Route No.1) of the Ha Noi urban railway project. To ensure the viability of the project, the deputy PM has approved the investment plan of first phase of the route in which the Ngoc Hoi Complex and the railway section of Ngoc Hoi - Giap Bat - Ha Noi Station will be built first. Implementation of and investment in urban railway were urgent tasks of the government, aimed at reducing traffic jams in the large cities of Ha Noi and HCM City, the deputy PM said in a recent meeting held to review urban railway projects. However, the implementation of the urban railway projects in the capital city was slow and the co-operation among relevant offices was inefficient, Hai said. The deputy PM has asked ministries, the municipal authority and relevant … [Read more...]

Efforts made to accelerate ODA disbursement

NDO – The total official development assistance (ODA) and concessional loans disbursed in the first six months this year has reached about US$1.91 billion, 38% lower than that of the same period last year. According to the National Steering Committee for ODA and preferential loans, despite positive mobilisation, implementation and disbursement of ODA and preferential loans, contracting and disbursement have not yet reached the set requirements. During the Jan-June period, total ODA capital and preferential loans signed reached more than US$1.59 billion, or 70.54% over the same period in 2014. There are 23 programmes and projects using ODA and preferential loans under the behind-schedule list in 2015 to be reviewed and evaluated, of which ten out of the 23 projects have solved difficulties related to site clearance and lack of counterpart funds and ODA. The causes of delays to implementation and disbursement come mostly from problems in the institutional and legal system; … [Read more...]

Many localities struggling with agricultural restructuring

Thuy Dung The scheme with a focus on increasing added value and sustainable development for the agricultural sector has borne initial fruit, heard a review meeting on two years of agricultural restructuring in Hanoi last week. Figures indicated that the proportion of added value in total agricultural production value picked up from 57% in 2010 to nearly 64% in 2012, 64.7% in 2013 and 67.8% last year. However, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said despite the initial positive result, agricultural restructuring had just begun and had yet to bring about drastic change and sustainable growth for the sector. Private and foreign investments in agricultural restructuring have remained limited. Besides, there are big problems with expanding production scale and building a strong processing industry to increase the added value of agricultural products. The major causes of the problems, according to the minister, are slow change in the mindset of local leaders … [Read more...]

Deputy PM wants faster implementation of urban railway project

railway bridge in thr Ngoc Hoi-yen Vien rail route. — Photo vov.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Ha Noi authorities to take the final decision on the location of the railway bridge that would span the River Hong (Red) River. The bridge will be part of Ngoc Hoi –Yen Vien (Route No.1) of the Ha Noi urban railway project. To ensure the viability of the project, the deputy PM has approved the investment plan of first phase of the route in which the Ngoc Hoi Complex and the railway section of Ngoc Hoi – Giap Bat – Ha Noi Station will be built first. Implementation of and investment in urban railway were urgent tasks of the government, aimed at reducing traffic jams in the large cities of Ha Noi and HCM City, the deputy PM said in a recent meeting held to review urban railway projects. However, the implementation of the urban railway projects in the capital city was slow and the co-operation among relevant offices was inefficient, Hai said. The deputy PM has asked ministries, the municipal … [Read more...]

Parliament house to be handed over next month

An Inside the House of Parliament of Viet Nam. — Photo baomoi.com

HA NOI (VNS) — The newly constructed parliament house will be officially handed over to the Parliament Office in September. The decision was taken today at a meeting of the steering committee of parliament house construction, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. Although the premises has been in operation since late last year, the committee has been continuously asking the project board and contractors to complete the unfinished components as well as make certain additions to the premises, such as an underground car park. As a new national symbol, the Deputy PM has asked the committee to carefully review all main construction aspects, including equipment, interior and exterior decoration, as well as issues relating to security and safety. He has also asked the contractors and investors to complete the accounting and auditing works of the project before December this year. So far, the meetings of the two National Assembly sessions and several international … [Read more...]

National Assembly house to be handed over next month

NDO/VNA – The newly constructed National Assembly house will be officially handed over to the National Assembly Office in September.

The decision was announced at a meeting of the steering committee of NA house construction, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, on August 17. Although the premises has been in operation since late last year, the committee has been continuously asking the project board and contractors to complete the unfinished components as well as complete the final touches to the premises, such as an underground car park. As a new national symbol, the Deputy PM asked the committee to carefully review all of the key construction aspects, including equipment, interior and exterior decoration, as well as issues relating to security and safety. He also requested the contractors and investors to complete the accounting and auditing works of the project before December this year. So far, the meetings of the two National Assembly sessions and several international events have already taken place in the house. … [Read more...]