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The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetrolVietnam) held a ceremony to inaugurate the first stage of a gas distribution and collection system from Ham Rong and Thai Binh fields in northern Thai Binh province on September 28.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai urged the group to continue exploring and providing gas for the system while building infrastructure for the northern gas industry and directing contractors to complete the project as soon as possible.

He cited gas exploration as one of the group’s significant tasks having been conducted for a couple of years and will continue to be maintained to shift Vietnam from an energy-importing to an energy-exporting country.

He asked PetroVietnam to ensure operational safety for the system by improving fire and explosion prevention efforts and training courses to proactively deal with any incidents.

Local authorities are requested to coordinate with ministries and sectors to develop sectors using gas energy and support businesses in the field.

The gas distribution and collection system from Lots 102 and 106 of Ham Rong oil field and Thai Binh gas field was invested by the PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV Gas) with nearly 92 million USD for the first phase.

The PV Gas authorised the Vietnam Petrol Low-Pressure Gas Distribution JSC to invest over 62 million USD into the Tien Hai – Thai Binh low pressure gas distribution project.

The projects, significant realising the national master plan on developing gas industry in 2015, are expected to make active contributions to northern economic growth and in Thai Binh province in particular.-VNA