Prime Minister approves shipbuilding industry strategy

Nhan Dan - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a development plan for the shipbuilding industry, effective through 2020 and with a view to 2030.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a development plan for the shipbuilding industry, effective through 2020 and with a view to 2030.The plans aims to tap into the capacity of existing shipyards while constructing new yards and repair facilities.

Under the plan, Vietnam also strives to establish a number of large-scale ship repair centres in connection with major sea ports and international maritime routes.

In the north, shipyards will be concentrated in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh province, with the Pha Rung, Ha Long and Bach Dang shipyards handling the majority of the workload.

– Ha Long shipyard will focus to build the complicated bulk carrier with high technology requirement like : car carrier, container vessel, bulk carrier up to 70.00 DWT.

– Pha Rung shipyard will focus to build the medium size vessel from 10.00 tons to 40.000 DWT , oil tanker and bulk carrier .

– Bach Dang shipyard will focus to build the complicated vessel as LNG vessel, container vessel 30.000 DWT

– A part of Nam Trieu shipyard will be took by Bach Dang shipyard, the other part will be co-operated with DAMEN group

Meanwhile the shipbuilding hub of the central region will be located in Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa provinces, with the Quang Ngai-based Dung Quat yard specialising in oil tankers, floating storage vessels and drilling platforms to support the Dung Quat Refinery.

The approved plan also details a network of manufacturing facilities to support the shipbuilding industry as well as education centres to train qualified human resources for this industry.

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