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Two foreign firms express their interest to steel sector consultation

Updated at Thursday, 09 Mar 2017, 19:53
The Hanoitimes - By the end of February, Japan’s Deloitte and Germany’s Roland Berger consulting firms are interested in offering their services to draw up Vietnam`s steel sector master plan, the Department of Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Japan’s Deloitte and Germany’s Roland Berger consulting firms expect to offer consultation services for a master plan for the steel industry development. 
According to the Department of Heavy Industry, in the end of February, the two consulting firms had sent letters expressing interest. 
The department said that the two foreign firms are eligible to become consultants who can help with the master plan.
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The department has put in place an advisory team to select the suitable agency based on their capabilities. It will be the selected consulting firm’s job to determine the development trend of the steel sector in the world and the region. 
The selected firm will also have to assess Vietnam’s competitiveness in the sector compared to other countries, help choose contractors and technologies, and evaluate the environmental impact in implementing the master plan.
According to the department, before this a foreign consulting firm has not been hired to draw up the master plan. 
The department hopes that an independent foreign company will be able to offer an objective view about the country’s steel sector.
On December 28, 2016, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh approved the department’s draft of the master plan for steel production till 2025, with a vision till 2035. 
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: Khac
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