(VOVworld) – A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Saturday for the expansion of the Da Nhim hydroelectric power plant in Ninh Thuan province. Under the expansion project, a turbine with a capacity of 80MW will be added to the Da Nhim plant, raising the total capacity of the plant from 160MW to 240MW.
The expansion project requires an investment of over VND1.9 trillion, around 90 million USD. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai addressed the ceremony:
"EVN and Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydropower JSC are asked for a full cooperation with the local authorities to ensure the quality and safety of the project. Technical standards must be ensured while the project’s impacts on the environment must be analyzed in detail."
The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018.