|Work starts for construction of the Long Phu 1 thermo-power plant in the southern province of Soc Trang yesterday. — Photo baodautu.vn
SOC TRANG (VNS) — Stakes are being planted as part of the construction of the Long Phu 1 thermo-power plant in the southern province of Soc Trang.
A ceremony was held yesterday to kick-start the project, which is being run by PetroVietnam.
Included in the Long Phu Power Centre, the 1,200 MW plant is one of the nation's key projects and is scheduled to go into operation in 2018.
The Long Phu Power Centre was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2007 with a total capacity of 4,400 MW. Once in operation, the centre is expected to contribute to ensuring national energy security in Soc Trang Province and the southwest region.
Nguyen Hung Dung, PetroVietnam's deputy general director, promised optimal conditions and sufficient capital for the construction while asking the contractors to ensure progress and safety as well environmental protection around the plant during both construction and operation. — VNS