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Russia’s Rostec eyes rubber project in Bình Dương

Update: July, 05/2017 - 16:00
Representatives of Russia’s Rostec and the southern province of Bình Dương at the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Hải Âu
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HÀ NỘI — A delegation of Russia’s Rostec Corporation worked with authorities in the southern province of Bình Dương on Wednesday to prepare for the operations of the Việt Nam-Russia Rubber Joint Venture Company (Visorubtex).

The project is expected to be operational after 2020.

The project, which was signed between the Vietnamese Government and the Russian Government, will include rubber plantations, research and pilot production of Visorutex rubber in Bình Dương Province.

Speaking at the meeting, deputy chairman of provincial People’s Committee Trần Thanh Liêm said local authorities always supported the Rostec Corporation’s work on Visorutex in the province. Rostec needed to discuss the details with the Việt Nam Rubber Group to have a common agreement, he added.

Besides growing rubber, Liêm said the province expected Rostec to invest in other areas, especially industrial development.

The province has since 2010 converted nearly 2,000ha of rubber growing land into industrial land. As planned, the province will increase the area of industrial land to more than 14,000ha by 2020 from its current 10,000ha.

Yuriy Makeev, Rostec deputy general director’s adviser, appreciated the development potential of Bình Dương Province and thanked the provincial authority for their support of Rostec.

He said his corporation wanted to begin operations in the province by growing rubber and undertake activities related to Visorutex. — VNS

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