VGP – State President Trương Tấn Sang on February 19 paid a visit to the Nghi Sơn Economic Zone in the northern province of Thanh Hóa.
State President Trương Tấn Sang (center) inspects Nghi Sơn Economic Zone, Thanh Hóa, February 20, 2012 - Photo: VOV
The State President inspected the construction site of Nghi Son Thermo-electric power plant No.1.
In its first phase, the refinery, with an annual capital of 10 million tonnes of crude oil, has investment capital of about US$8 billion. The refinery will increase its capacity to up to 20 millions tons of crude oil per year in its second phase.
During talks with relocated households in Hải Yến commune, one of the areas ceding land to the project, Mr. Sang expressed his pleasures at the local synergy.
On the same day, President Sang also worked with key provincial staff.
He praised the province’s efforts in recent years, especially in 2011 when it enjoyed economic growth of 12.3% and a revenue of nearly VND 5 trillion.
The State President noted that the province should use land funds in an economical way, carefully select investment projects and create jobs for local workers.
At the meeting, the province proposed that capital be mobilized towards implementing key projects, including the construction of the Nghi Sơn Oil Refinery, upgrading of National Highway 1A, and the north-south highway route.
The State President also paid a visit to the Lam Kinh Historical Site in central Thanh Hóa province’s Xuân Lâm commune, where Kings of the 15th century Lê dynasty are worshipped./.