Work starts on 192-million-USD thermal power plant in Lang Son

11:34 | 24/10/2015 Industry

The Power Holding Corporation under the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) held a ceremony to kick off construction of the Na Duong II power plant in the northern province of Lang Son on October 16.

Work starts on 192-million-USD thermal power plant in Lang Son

The Power Holding Corporation held a ceremony to kick off construction of the Na Duong II power plant (Photo:VNA)

Covering an area of 11 hectares in Toong Gia Village, San Vien Commune, Loc Binh Cistrict, the coal-fired plant has garnered a total investment of nearly 4.2 trillion VND (192 million USD).

Once completed in 2018, the plant will have a capacity of 110MW, generating 650 million kWh of electricity each year and helping ensure stable power supply for Lang Son and other northern border provinces, as well as national energy security.

The plant will use about 500,000 tonnes of low-quality coal with high sulfur content from Na Duong Coal Mine to generate electricity.

The operation of the Na Duong II thermal power plant will also create jobs for hundreds of local workers, helping improve the people’s lives and increasing the annual remittance to the State budget./.

Source: VNA

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