Work begins on Kon Tum’s largest hydropower plant

Vinh Son-Song Hinh Hydropower Company broke ground September 27 for construction of a hydropower plant in Kon Plong District in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum at a cost of over VND5.7 trillion (US$322 million).

Construction of the Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower Plant began in Kon Tum Province on September 27 (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

The Thuong Kon Tum Hydropower Plant on the Dak Nghe River is the largest of its kind in the province.
 
The 220 MW plant is expected to link up with the national 220 KV electricity grid in 2013.
 
Once completed in 2014, it will also contribute to maintaining water flow in the Tra Khu River in Quang Ngai Province, serving agriculture and industry in the neighboring plains. 

By Duc Trung – Translated by Hoang Yen

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