LAI CHAU (VNS)— The National Power Transmission Corporation yesterday launched a 500kV power line project running from the northwestern provinces of Lai Chau to Son La.
The VND4 trillion (US$188 million) project, spanning 158.5 kilometres, is scheduled to become operational in 2015.
It seeks to connect the Lai Chau hydro-power plant with the national power grid, while linking small hydro-power plants in the northwestern region to the national power network, ensuring power supplies from the plants to stations in the northern region.
At the same time, the project, , also enables the northern and national power system to operate smoothly and effectively. — VNS