Work on Kon Tum Province’s Biggest Hydropower Plant to Start Mid-Aug

4:04:47 PM | 5/8/2009

Vinh Son-Song Hinh Joint Stock Company is speeding up preparations to start construction of the 220-MW Thuong Kon Tum hydropower plant, the largest of its kind in the central highlands province of Kon Tum, in mid-August this year, a source from the state-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) reported.
 
The VND5 trillion (US$294.12 million) plant is expected to generate 998 million kWh of electricity annually once fully operational in 2014.
 
As of July 2008, nearly 70 small-and-medium-sized hydropower plants worth over VND5 trillion (US$304.87 million) had been built in the province.
 
The province has planned to build an additional 80 hydropower plants with a combined capacity of over 500 MW by 2015.
 
The central highlands region has a great hydropower development potential, which is estimated at 5,000 MW, and could account for more than one-third of Vietnam’s existing electricity capacity. (Icon)

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