The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has put into operation five out of six turbines of the Ban Chat hydropower, Nghi Son 1, Quang Ninh 2 and Hai Phong 2 thermoelectric plants with a total capacity of 1,120 MW.

Progress has been ensured in many other important power projects, including Lai Chau, Trung Son, Huoi Quang, Song Bung 4 and Song Bung 2 hydropower, Ninh Thuan nuclear power, Mong Duong 1, Duyen Hai 1 & 2 and O Mon 1 & 2 thermoelectric plants.

In addition, EVN has put into use 28 220-500kV and 85 110kV power lines with a total length of 1,463 km. The group has urgently completed investment procedures and capital arrangements to start the construction of the Son La-Lai Chau 500kV transmission line at the end of this year.

With its high determination, EVN has completed the Song May-Tan Dinh and Phy My-Song May 500 kV transmission lines, ensuring power supplies in the southern region as of 2014.

According to EVN, in the first nine months of this year, the group and its affiliates signed credit contracts worth over 45.8 trillion VND (2.18 billion USD), including 888 million USD from foreign official development assistance (ODA) and foreign loans. Those of more than 26 trillion VND (1.24 billion USD) were also inked in the third quarter of 2013.

EVN also said that it will fulfil its plan of putting into operation six turbines with a combined capacity of 1,420 MW by the end of this month, and strives to have the first 600 MW turbine of the Vinh Tan 2 thermoelectric plant linked to the national grid in late December.

The group will make every effort to speed up construction of the Pleiku-My Phuoc-Cau Bong 500 kV line while coordinating with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to accelerate the approval of a project to provide electricity for Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai .

For power source projects, in 2013, EVN strives to complete the Vinh Tan-Song May 500 kV line and Vinh Tan 500 kV transformer station of the Vinh Tan 2 thermoelectric plant, and the Son Ha-Doc Soi 220 kV line of the Dak Drinh hydropower plant.

It will ensure the progress of power grid projects so that they can begin operating early next year, together with the Mong Duong and Duyen Hai Electricity Centres, and the Ha Tinh Formosa Thermoelectricity Plant.-VNA