|The groundbreaking ceremony of Na Duong II Power Plant in northern mountainous Lang Son Province yesterday. The plant, costing US$192 million, is set to be finished in 2018. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Dat
LANG SON (VNS) — The Power Holding Corporation under the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) held a ceremony to begin construction of the Na Duong II power plant in the northern province of Lang Son yesterday.
Covering an area of 11 hectares in Toong Gia Village, San Vien Commune, Loc Binh District, the coal-fired plant has garnered a total investment of nearly VND4.2 trillion (US$192 million).
Once completed in 2018, the plant will have a capacity of 110MW, generating 650 million kWh of electricity each year and helping ensure a stable power supply for Lang Son and other northern border provinces, as well as providing 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 plant will also create jobs for hundreds of local workers. — VNS