Addressing the meeting, PetroVietnam Director-General Le Manh Hung asked that member companies adopt specific business plans for April as the month is expected to see further economic decline from the pandemic.

He urged member companies to cut non-essential costs and make the most of resources to improve efficiency and maintain production in light of sinking oil prices.

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They must also intensify cooperation with major buyers around the country to boost sales and deal with weakening demand and high inventory, he said.

PetroVietnam and its members will also rigorously implement preventive measures against the disease and ensure the safety of their workers.

The group's revenue during the period stood at VND 165 trillion as a result of falling global prices, equal to 90.9 percent of the plan.

The group contributed VND 20.8 trillion to the State budget, or 89.7 percent of the target.

Source: VNA