SON LA — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met with engineers and workers yesterday at the Son La Hydropower Plant and emphasised the project's critical role in ensuring the nation's energy security and socio-economic development.
The meeting was part of Hung's ongoing visit to the province. While there, he inspected the plant's operations and other components of the project.
Upon completion, the plant will operate six turbines with a combined capacity of 2,400 MW for an average electricity output of nearly 10 billion kWh a year.
Hung congratulated the team for the recent launch of the fourth turbine and stressed the important role the Son La Hydropower Plant played in supplying electricity for socio-economic development, helping to control floods in the rainy season and supplying water for the northern delta in the dry season.
The final two turbines will be put into operation in 2012, three years earlier than scheduled.
On behalf of the Party and Government, Hung also praised the workers, engineers and staff for their efforts and offered his wish for a prosperous Tet holiday. He also applauded local authorities and residents for resettling in new areas to benefit the project. — VNS