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Hanoi (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said it produced and bought 162.1 billion kWh of electricity between January and November, up 11.21 percent compared to the same period last year.

Of the total, the amount of produced electricity reached 75.06 billion kWh, an annual increase of 22.32 percent.

The EVN estimated that its combined power output would hit 177 billion kWh in 2016, exceeding the yearly target by 1.1 billion kWh and up 10.85 percent from 2015.

The rate of electricity loss in the first ten months was calculated at 7.88 percent, down 0.34 percent annually.

During January-November, the EVN began the construction of 268 power projects and put into operation 288 facilities with capacity raging from 110 to 500 kV. These figures are expected to jump to 316 and 304, respectively, by the end of this year.

In December, the group plans to complete upgrading two turbines at the Vinh Tan 2 thermopower plant and implement measures to address environmental issues at Vinh Tan power centre.-VNA