Steel maker Hoa Sen group began the construction of a 5 trillion VND (230 million USD) steel sheet factory at the Dong Hoi industrial zone in Hoang Mai town in the central province of Nghe An on June 19.

The factory has one c old rolling line with a designed capacity of 1 million tonnes per year; two coating lines with a combined capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year and one colour coating line with a designated capacity of 120,000 tonnes per year.

It is scheduled to start production in March 2016.

On the same day, the Hoa Sen group inaugurated phase I of its steel sheet factory at the Nam Cam industrial zone in Nghe An’s Nghi Loc district.

On the occasion, the group presented 50 bicycles to impoverished students with good academic achievements in Quynh Lap commune, Hoang Mai town and donated 222 million VND (10,180 USD) to 53 impoverished households and 169 leprosy patients.-VNA