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Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion delayed to 2025

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Hoa Binh hypdropower plant expansion project is expected to be completed in 2025, a year later than planned, due to last year’s landslides.

The 10-month hiatus of the incident has delayed the expansion project for one year, according to Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN), the project’s investor.

In November 2021, EVN asked the contractors to suspend construction when heavy rainfall caused landslides at the construction site.

At that time, the main components of the work were completed.

Early this month, the project resumed construction following the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. EVN urged the contractors to deploy personnel, materials and equipment to expedite the progress.

EVN proposed working closely with the mountainous province of Hoa Binh to resolve the remaining hurdles, including site clearance and waste disposal plans.

The corporation is committed to assisting the provincial government with its electricity grid infrastructure investment to fuel local socioeconomic development.

The Hoa Binh hydropower plant expansion project needs VND9,220 billion and raises the capacity to 480MW.

Work on the project began on January 10, 2021. Its average energy output will be some 479 million kWh per year.

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