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Hanoi (VNA) - The National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) said it plans to put into operation 63 projects worth over 21.2 trillion VND (934.43 million USD) in 2017.

The key power transmission projects include the 500kV Thang Long - Long Phu – O Mon line, the 220kV Long Phu – Soc Trang, and Long Phu – Can Tho – Tra Noc lines, the 500kV Lai Chau transformer station, and transmission lines connecting with the Thai Binh thermal power plant.

Several major upgrade projects will also be completed in the year, such as the 500kV Viet Tri transformer station, the 220kV Dong Hoi – Dong Ha and Dong Ha – Hue lines, the 220kV Binh Long – Tay Ninh lines,

The corporation will put into operation projects designed to ensure power supply for Hanoi, HCM City, and the key economic zones in the north and the south.

In 2017, EVNNPT hopes to complete procedures to launch 42 upgrade and support projects, while drafting investment plans and arranging funding for those which need to be put into operation after 2017.

At the same time, the corporation will make efforts to ensure the pace of projects funded by loans from foreign agencies.

EVN NPT Deputy Director General Tran Quoc Lam said the corporation has urged leaders of its subsidiaries to build detailed plans for the implementation of approved projects and embark on its targets right from the beginning of the year.

The corporation will strengthen technology application while bettering relevant documents and management and supervision to enhance efficiency of the projects.

In 2017, EVN NPT will also work closely with localities to accelerate land clearance for transmission projects.-VNA