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Deputy PM urges acceleration of refinery project

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged the need to speed up the implementation of the Nghi Son petrochemical refinery project to contribute to controlling trade deficit.

Speaking at a conference reviewing the implementation of the project in Thanh Hoa province on Oct. 12, the Deputy PM said that accelerating the Nghi Son petrochemical refinery complex – one of the country’s major and most important projects, would help the country attract more investment and sell petrol in the context of the rising world demand for energy.

The Deputy PM asked Thanh Hoa province, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and relevant ministries to continue carrying out the remaining work on schedule in order to start the construction of the refinery in June 2010, which is expected to turn out products in 2013.

Deputy PM Hai agreed with proposals of Thanh Hoa province, PVN and relevant ministries for relocation of the export port of the Nghi Son complex, expansion of the Nghi Son port, relocation of a civil airport in the region and enlarging a section of Highway 1A running through the Nghi Son economic zone.-

Ministry requests acceleration of bird flu vaccination

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm

– The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked localities, agencies and farmers to strictly observe bird flu inoculation regulations to ensure that all poultry are vaccinated.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bui Ba Bong told a recent meeting that vaccination against H5N1 virus is the most efficient measure in preventing bird flu, as more than 90 percent of affected poultry are not vaccinated or inadequately vaccinated.

The Prime Minister in June decided not to provide financial assistance for those bird flu-hit farmers who did not observe regulations on inoculation against the deadly virus.

In an effort to prevent the spread of bird flu, the MARD also requested veterinary agencies at localities to closely monitor and grant quarantine certificates for the transportation of poultry.

Vietnam is recognised as one of the world’s most successful nations in fighting bird flu and is no longer an epidemic centre in Southeast Asia .

With efforts made by localities and agencies, bird flu has been no longer widespread and total losses caused by the deadly virus has decreased, even though the epidemic has still recurred annually since it appeared in the country for the first time in 2003.

So far this year, bird flu outbreaks have only occurred at small scale in unvaccinated poultry flocks. At present, only four provinces, namely the Mekong delta provinces of Dong Thap, Kien Giang and Ben Tre and the central province of Quang Ngai are yet to be free from bird flu for 21 days.

According to the World Health Organisation norms, the period is sufficient to declare an area as free from bird flu.-