Ha Bac fertiliser factory completes major upgrade

Update: June, 22/2015 - 08:53

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai (centre) talks to Hanichemco officials as the company inaugurates new facilities on June 19. -- Photo

BAC GIANG (VNS) — The upgrade and expansion of the Ha Bac Nitrogenous Fertiliser Factory in Bac Giang Province, an affiliate of Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem), have been completed.

The project cost $US568.6 million and began in November 2010. The project upgraded the old factory, constructed a second factory and outfitted it in the latest technology to increase capacity, enhance product competitiveness and reduce environmental impact.

The new factory, covering 33.4 hectares, has a capacity of 500,000 tonnes of fertiliser and generates jobs for 2,000 local labourers.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai asked Vinachem and the Ha Bac Fertiliser Factory to hold true to their goals. He noted that the chemical sector currently meets more than 80 per cent of domestic demand for fertiliser, an impressive feat. — VNS