Deputy PM inspects progress of Central Highlands aluminum plant

Deputy PM inspects progress of Central Highlands aluminum plant - 

The Deputy Prime Minister lauded efforts of the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) – the project’s investors - as well as the local authorities in the implementation of the project.  

The Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai asked for closer coordination between the investors and relevant agencies to speed up the project.

It is necessary to step up the construction of a red sludge reservoir, ensuring environmental protection, he said.

The minister also emphasised the need to ensure the quality of the construction of the plant, while asking the investors to give priority to the ground clearance as well as compensation and resettlement for local people.

The plant should offer training courses and employment to local labourers, especially those from ethnic groups, he said.

According to a Vinacomin report, the project is 70% complete with a total implementation value of VND8.2 trillion.

The plant will be put into trial operation in the third quarter this year, so that the first commercial products can be produced by the end of 2014.

In the first phase from 2007 to 2014, Nhan Co Aluminum Plant, with a total investment of VND11.76 trillion (US$552.720 million) is designed to produce 650,000 tonnes of aluminum a year and double its output after 2015, using advanced and environmentally-friendly technology.

Source: Vinacomin/

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