The ground breaking ceremony of the private thermal power plant Cong Thanh was hosted in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa on March 5, with the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.
The Cong Thanh Cement Joint Stock Company has invested a total capital of VND13 trillion (US$619 million) in the plant, comprising of two engine units at a total capacity of 300 MW each.
The plant's ffirst engine unit is expected to begin operation in 2014, followed by the second unit the following year.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said that it was most encouraging to see a private company building a thermal power plant which would greatly contribute to ensure the nation’s power security. The plant would play an important role in dealing with the power shortage in the northern central region.