​Trung Son hydropower plant's fourth turbine (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The fourth and last turbine of the Trung Son hydropower plant in the central province of Thanh Hoa began generating electricity for the national grid on June 20, nearly two months after the launch of the third turbine, according to Electricity of Vietnam group.

The plant, located in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, is Vietnam’s first hydropower project funded by credit loaned from the World Bank.

The project is invested by Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the EVN Power Generation Corporation 2. The factory has four turbines with a combined capacity of 260 MW.

In full operation, the plant is expected to supply more than 1 billion kWh for the national grid each year and help control flooding in areas downstream the Ma River.

The project is also expected to contribute to local socio-economic development, poverty reduction while minimising environmental and social impacts.

Construction on the plant began in November 2012 and the first turbine was put into use in February.–VNA