Workers install equipments in the Lai Chau hydropower plant (Source: VNA)

Lai Chau (VNA) - Turbine group 2 with a capacity of 400 MW of the Lai Chau hydropower plant in northern Lai Chau province will provide electricity for the national grid on June 20 or 21.

According to Director of the Son La-Lai Chau Hydropower Plant Project Management Board Pham Hong Phuong, the turbine group, which has completed test run, will be put into official operation four or five days ahead of its schedule on June 25. It help ensure power supply in summer season.

The first 400MW turbine group of the plant was operational last year.

Located in the upper reach of the Da River, the three-turbine plant is designed to have a combined capacity of 1,200 MW.

It will supply over 4,670 million KWh of electricity for the national grid per year when all of its three turbines become operational.

The plant will not only provide power and water for the Red River Delta in the dry season, but also contribute to promoting socio-economic development in Lai Chau and neighbouring provinces.

Construction on the project began in Nam Nhun district, Lai Chau province in January 2011.-VNA