HA NOI – Nho Que No 3 hydro-electricity plant would start generating electricity for the national grid in the first quarter of this year in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang's Meo Vac District following a successful test run, according to the director of Nho Que -Bitexco Joint Stock Company, Vu Chi My.
The 110 MW hydro-electric plant with an investment capital of nearly VND3 trillion (US$142.9 million) is expected to generate 500 million Kwh per year. It was built on Nho Que River on the rocky plateau of Dong Van and is seen as vital for the development of the province.
Once it is completed, it is hoped the Nho Que Reservoir will become a popular tourist attraction, combining with the famous Khau Vai love market and Lung Pu geographical park to create a network for tourism on the rocky plateau.
My said that construction of the 186.5ha plant started in 2008, and it had taken all his 30 years experience to cope with the natural conditions, difficult economy and society.
Meo Vac is the poorest district in Viet Nam and the plant is expected to contribute 40-50 billion ($1.9-2.4 million) to the local budget, more than quadrupling it.
Bitexco has invested in a number of hydro-electricity plants nationwide such as Nam Mu, Se San 3A, Binh Dien, Ho Ho and Nho Que 1, with a total capacity of over 500 MW and total investment of around $600 million. -- VNS