The Gas-Electricity-Fertiliser Complex in southernmost Ca Mau province has made substantial contributions to local infrastructure development and poverty reduction.

Since opened in 2012, the zone has invested in a wide range of social welfare projects, contributing to the local socio-economic development and poverty reduction, said Chairman of the People’s Committee of U Minh district Le Thanh Trieu.

The activities include the An Khanh resettlement project in U Minh district, worth nearly 120 billion VND (5.6 million USD).

As many as social 250 houses have also been built in U Minh and Tran Van Thoi districts for those in need at a total cost of 7 billion VND (320,000 USD).

Another 440 billion VND (20.5 million USD) investment has focused on expanding the traffic system across the locality.

The Ca Mau Gas-Electricity-Fertiliser Complex is designed with a capacity of processing 6.2 million cubic meters of natural gas taken from gas fields in the south-western region on a daily basis.

It is expected to diversify highly-value oil and gas products in the region, ensure the national energy security, and contribute to the local socio-economic development.-VNA