|Leaders of Hà Giang Province visit the Thuận Hòa Hydropower Plant after the inauguration ceremony. — Photo baohagiang.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Thuận Hòa Hydropower Joint Stock Company and Hà Giang Province’s People’s Committee has jointly inaugurated a power plant on the Miện River.
The plant is located in Thuận Hòa Commune of the northern mountainous province’s Vị Xuyên District.
The construction on the Thuận Hòa Hydropower Plant with a capacity of 38MW was started in October 2014 at an investment cost of VNĐ1.3 trillion.
Nguyễn Quang Đạo, chairman of the company’s management board, said that once operational, the plant would produce 150 million kWh, generating an annual revenue of VNĐ200 billion, contributing VNĐ30 billion to the local budget and creating jobs for 100 ethnic minority people.
The plant’s function is also to regulate the water flow in the downstream area, Đạo said.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Vice Chairwoman of the provincial’s People’s Committee Hà Thị Minh Hạnh highly appreciated the efforts of the investor and local and foreign contractors to complete the plant construction on time.
She urged the plant’s investor to operate the plant properly, fully exploit the designed capacity and comply strictly with the operation rules to ensure the safety of the national grid system.
Hạnh also asked the local authorities and the investor to regularly check the safety of the dam, build plans to prevent and fight against fires and floods, as well as set up an observation system to give timely warning of floods to the people living downstream. — VNS