HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, yesterday, led a working delegation to visit the Joint Venture Vietsovpetro to inspect its activities for oil and gas exploration.
After inspecting the entire venture, Hai praised Vietsovpetro's staff for their contribution towards the venture during the first half of the year, as Vietsovpetro's oil and gas exploration had met its target during this period.
The venture is planning to exploit at least 17 million tonnes of crude oil and 10 billion cubic metres of gas this year.
Stressing on the role of oil and gas explorations as the country's key economic sector, Hai asked the staff to work hard to ensure the venture reached its annual target.
He asked them to ensure strict supervision over the operations of its oil and electricity plants to ensure safety, protect the environment and continue to co-operate with relevant State agencies to implement oil-related agreements. He also asked them to help protect the country's sovereignty. — VNS