The Prime Minister has approved a project on building a system of gas import docks at Ham Tan district in the central province of Binh Thuan , according to Do Khang Ninh, General Director of PetroVietnam Gas (PV Gas).

Accordingly, the docks will include a port where ships go to have gas put on or taken off them and buildings used for storing gas. The docks project has a total investment of more than 1 billion USD.

As scheduled, once completed and put into operation, the docks will be capable of receiving about 2-3 million tonnes of imported gas per year.

The project planning will be accomplished by PV Gas later this year. The construction was expected to be started by 2012./.