Hoa Binh reservoir discharges flood (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a list of power plants critical to socio-economic development, national defence and security.

The listed hydropower plants are Son La with the capacity of 2,400 MW; Hoa Binh, 1,920 MW; Lai Chau, 1,200 MW, Ialy, 720 MW,; Tri An, 400 MW; and Tuyen Quang, 342 MW.

The PM assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to work with relevant ministries and sectors to develop and submit specific mechanisms of pricing, operating and joining the power market for those plants to relevant authorities.

The Electricity of Vietnam is asked to research and propose organisational and operational models for the plants.-VNA