Russian gas firm seeks cooperation with Dong Nai hinh anh 1Representatives from Russia’s Gazprom International group work with leaders of the People’s Committee of Dong Nai province (Source: VNA)

Representatives from Russia’s Gazprom International group had a working session with leaders of the People’s Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai on October 19 to discuss multifaceted cooperation with the locality.

During the meeting, Gazprom expressed its interest in building liquefied gas supply stations serving the transport sector in Dong Nai and other southern localities.

Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Tran Van Vinh lauded Gazprom’s plan to invest in the locality, highlighting the great potential and advantages for the firm to operate in the field.

Around 100,000 vehicles traverse national road routes in Dong Nai every day and the province is home to 30 industrial parks (IPs), Vinh cited.

Business and production enterprises operating in IPs directly import and export goods through sea and river ports along the locality, he noted, adding that the upcoming construction of the Long Thanh international airport will present a great opportunity for clean and environmentally-friendly fuel suppliers.

According to Vinh, Dong Nai is working to promote green economy and as such, the use of clean energy like liquefied gas is a priority. He went on to reveal the locality’s plan to develop a network of 500 buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Kramarenko from Gazprom said his firm is implementing a project to produce and supply natural gas for the transport sector in Vietnam. It plans to build a liquefied gas factory with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year in the southern region to serve the transport and industrial sectors.

Gazprom urged the local authorities to facilitate the group’s plan in the province, and ratify its involvement in supplying liquefied gas for the locality’s public transport system development plan using CNG buses.

In reply, Vice Chairman Vinh requested relevant sectors work closely with Gazprom in order to carefully study and evaluate specific cooperation plans in the field.-VNA