The No. 2 blast furnace of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Complex, a steel base in North Vietnam, is completed and goes into production.
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Background: The No. 2 blast furnace of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Complex, a steel base in North Vietnam, is completed and goes into production.
A ceremony marking the completion of the new blast furnace was held on September 23rd last year. Present were Vu Anh, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Heavy Industries of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; Hong Long, Vice-Manager of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Complex; Chu Chiwen, Chinese ambassador to Vietnam and Chinese experts. Speaking at the ceremony, both Vu Anh and Hong Long pointed out that the completion of the No. 2 blast furnace was an important new victory for the cause of building Socialism in North Vietnam. The speakers also paid tribute to the unbreakable friendship between China and Vietnam
The Chinese ambassador also spoke at the ceremony.
Vice-Minister Vu Anh then cut the ribbon for the new blast furnace.
The No. 2 blast furnace is a product of great labour enthusiasm and technical innovations on the part of the workers and staff of the complex. It was completed 13 months faster than the No. One Blast Furnace with excellent engineering quality, thus saving an enormous amount of funds for the state.