13:25 | 04/09/2016 Industry
Hoa Sen Group will build a steel plant with a capacity of 16 million tonnes a year in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan at a cost of 10.6 billion USD .
Hoa Sen Group chairman Le Phuoc Vu introduces Hoa Sen Ca Na Steel-making Complex (Photo:VNA)
Construction will be done in five stages between 2017 and 2031.
The steel giant said the first stage would be built in 2017-18 on an area of 240ha, begin operation in 2019 and produce 1.5 million tonnes of steel a year.
Simultaneously, infrastructure will be developed for the Hoa Sen Ca Na Industrial Zone and the Hoa Sen Ca Na port will be built.
The company revealed that in future many other facilities would be built to recycle waste from the steel plant, including a cement company.
Five companies have been set up to carry out the projects - the Hoa Sen Ca Na Zone Infrastructure Development One-member Joint Stock Company, the Hoa Sen Ca Na – Ninh Thuan Steel-making Complex Investment One-member Joint Stock Company, the Hoa Sen Ca Na – Ninh Thuan Port One-member Joint Stock Company, and the Hoa Sen Ca Na – Ninh Thuan Cement One-member Joint Stock Company.
When completed, the complex is expected to create 45,000 jobs and boost the local economy by attracting restaurants, hotels, transport services and others.
The company's chairman, Le Phuoc Vu, has promised to use modern, eco-friendly technologies for the plant.
The company would invest in waste treatment systems, he said, adding that technologies would also be used to recycle waste from the complex.
Hoa Sen is a leading steel maker not just in Vietnam but in the Southeast Asian region. In Vietnam, it has a 40 percent share of the sheet steel market and 20 percent of the steel pipe market.
The 15-year-old company exports its products to 65 countries and territories./.