Hòa Phát to build iron and steel production complex

The Dung Quất Economic Zone Authority (DEZA) and Quảng Ngãi Industrial Park Management Board on Monday granted an investment certificate for the Hòa Phát Dung Quất iron and steel production complex to the Hòa Phát Group.

Construction will resume on the Guang Lian Dung Quat steel project, which had its investment certificate revoked in early September. It will take up 372.7 hectares with a total investment capital of VNĐ60 trillion (US$2.65 billion).

Of the area, nearly 340 ha will be used for building factory and 27 ha for building a specialized port.

The project was designed to have an annual capacity of four million tonnes of steel products, including steel for construction and rolled steel. It is expected to be completed in four years.

The project, divided into two phases, will be equipped with modern and environmentally-friendly technologies.

The annual capacity of the first phase will include one million tonnes of steel for construction and one million tonnes of high-quality rolled steel. The second phase is designed to produce two million tonnes of hot-rolled steel flat bar for machinery manufacturing.

Hòa Phát Group expects to earn US$2 billion in revenue per year and contribute VNĐ4 trillion to the State budget after the project comes into operation.

An estimated 8,000 jobs will be created for local residents.

Speaking at the certificate granting ceremony, Chairman of Quảng Ngãi People’s Committee Trần Ngọc Căng said the province would create favourable conditions for investors to complete its investment.

Căng required the DEZA, management boards of IPs and authorities of Bình Sơn District to support the investor and solve arising problems if it occurred to help the investor carry out the project following its set progress.

The project will be conducted over 50 years. It is part of the plan to develop a steel production and distribution network from now to 2020 and in a vision to 2025 approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

It was approved by the Prime Minister on January 25

Source: VNS

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