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Stakes are being planted as part of the construction of the Long Phu 1 thermo-power plant in Long Duc commune, Long Phu district in the southern province of Soc Trang.

A ceremony was held on September 7 to kick-start the phase, which is important to the quality and progress of the project invested by the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam).

Included in the Long Phu Power Centre, the 1,200 MW plant is one of the nation’s key projects. It comprises two turbines with the first scheduled to be operational in 2018 and the second to go into service a year later.

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 and economic transfer of Soc Trang province and the Southwest region in general.

Nguyen Hung Dung, PetroVietnam Deputy General Director, promised optimal conditions and sufficient capital for the construction while asking the project’s contractors to ensure its progress and safety as well as protect the environment around the plant during both construction and operation.-VNA