Vietnam‘s largest hydropower plant to get $377 mil boost

Autor: Andreas Pointinger , 17.12.2018

Vietnam is planning to splash out 377 million US$ on the country‘s largest hydropower plant in Hoa Binh Province for an expansion project under a decision recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, ...

... reports the online issue of „e.vnexpress“ in the middle of april. The plan will add two new power units in order to increase output capacity for the national power grid. Vietnam Electricity Corporation will pay for 30 percent of the project, while the other 70 percent will come from commercial loans. Power shortages are a perennial headache in the country. Southern Vietnam will likely experience a shortfall of power in 2018 and 2019, the Saigon Times quoted Deputy Prime Minister Dung as saying last year. In a bid to boost Vietnam’s power supply, the government has asked local producers to step up their effort to develop renewable energy.


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The Hòa Bình Dam on the Black River is the largest hydroelectric dam in Vietnam, and also the largest in South East Asia.

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