LAO CAI (VNS) – The 72-megawatt Ngoi Phat Hydropower Plant was officially inaugurated on Saturday in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai's Bat Xat District.
The VND2.068 trillion (US$97 million) plant will add around 314 million KWh of electricity per year to the national grid.
Construction began on January 22, 2010 and was suspended in 2011 due to financial problems. Work resumed in June 2013 and turbines 1, 2 and 3 were connected to the national grid in August, September and November this year. — VNS