LAM DONG (VNS) — Work will resume at the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydroelectric power plant, a year after there was a collapse in the tunnel after heavy rains in the area.
|The Government has recently allowed the investor to resume construction at the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydroelectric power plant, a year after the collapse at the tunnel, which is a part of this plant's development in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong city. — Photo www.vietbao.vn
Dang Vu Dung, from the Industry and Trade Department of Lam Dong province, said the government has recently allowed the investor to resume construction of this plant on the condition that the steps taken for the project are consolidated. The tunnel was a part of the development of this plant in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong city.
Currently, the provincial officials have completed the inspection of the area outside the tunnel and allowed the investor to resume construction. To restart the project, the investor (Long Hoi company) has to refund VND2.7 billion (US$121,000). This was the amount used to rescue trapped employees inside the tunnel last year.
Last year, after the collapse, more than 200 people were mobilised to rescue 12 employees trapped inside. After the incident, construction was suspended to allow officials to investigate the reasons for the accident and re-examine the project.
With the construction on since 2003, The Da Dang-Da Chomo hydroelectric power plant project has an estimated investment fund of VND474 billion and a designed capacity of 22MW. — VNS