Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang gives gifts to Dung Quat Oil Refinery's leaders on New Year occasion (Source: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang urged joint efforts to be made to ensure top security for the Dung Quat Oil Refinery – a national work of economic, political and security significance - during a working session with the plant’s management board on January 6.

The Minister praised the cooperation between the plant’s staff and local law enforcement forces in ensuring security for the facility’s operation.

He stressed the need to strengthen monitoring and supervision while enhancing communication work and training to raise the staff’s awareness of observing relevant regulations to ensure safe and secure operation for the plant.

In the 2011-2015 period, the Dung Quat Oil Refinery produced and sold over 30.2 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products, exceeding its target by 9 percent.

It earned more than 700 trillion VND (31.25 billion USD), and contributed over 104.8 trillion VND (4.68 billion USD) to the state budget, 33 percent higher than its target.

In 2015, it produced and sold over 6.7 million tonnes of oil and petroleum products, a surplus of more than 909,000 tonnes over its set goal. The plant generated over 94 trillion VND (4.2 billion USD), and contributed more than 20 trillion VND (892.8 million USD) to the state budget, representing 27 percent higher than its target.

PetroVietnam Deputy General Director Le Manh Hung said the plant has provided over 30 percent of locally-made oil and liquefied products.

The expansion and upgrade to the facility is underway, Hung said.-VNA