The 234 million USD Lao Cai diammonium phosphate (DAP) plant started operating on December 28 in northern Lao Cai province, providing high quality fertilizer particularly for the northern mountainous areas.

The plant covers an area of 72ha in Tang Loong Industrial Park, designed to produce 330,000 tonnes of DAP from Apatite ores a year, using technologies of the EU, the US, Belgium, and Spain.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang praised the effort of local authority and constructors to keep the construction progress on schedule and ensure its safety and quality at the same time.

He asked the plant’s managers to rigorously guarantee environmental protection and output quality.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Doan Van Huong regarded the plant as a key project marking the province’s XIV Party Congress (2015 – 2020).

He pledged that the authority continues creating all possible conditions for the constructors to finish remaining works.-VNA