Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vietnam starts 2 more hydropower plants with 92MW capacity

Binh Dinh: Nearly 1.8 trillion VND poured into hydropower plants

The People’s Committee of central Binh Dinh province has licensed projects to build the Vinh Son 2 and 3 Hydropower Plants with a combined investment of nearly 1.8 trillion VND (111.5 million USD).

Covering 669 ha, the new plants, invested by Vinh Son-Song Hinh Hydropower Joint Stock Company, are designed to have respective capacities of 80MW and 12MW.

Construction on the plants is expected to begin in early 2008 and complete in the fourth quarter of 2009.

As a result, the province will possess a total of four hydropower plants on upper Kon river, including the Vinh Son 1, 2 and 3 and a 60MW plant that serves the Dinh Binh irrigation work.