CROPS FOR BIOFUEL to follow up VOVNEWS . State President Nguyen Minh Triet on March 20 attended a groundbreaking ceremony of a 100 million littre ethanol plant in Minh Hung commune, the southern province of Binh Phuoc.Mr Triet hailed the plant’s construction by the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, saying it will help stabilise the life of local people including ethnic minority groups. He asked project investors and operators to pay due attention to environment protection during construction and operation of the plant, avoiding adverse impact on the residents’ living environment.
The US$81 million plant has a design capacity of 100 million littres of ethanol per year, consuming 240,000 tonnes of dried cassava a year. It is expected to create stable incomes for about 15,000 households planting cassava in the province.
On this occasion, the investor and contractors presented VND500 million to Minh Hung commune to build schools and purchase health equipment.
The same day, Mr Triet attended a ceremony to inaugurate the Hoa Lu international border checkpoint in Binh Phuoc.