Electricity of Vietnam’s National Power Transmission Corporation put into use a 500kV power line in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 10.

Construction on the 946 billion VND (45 million USD) Quang Ninh-Mong Duong power line began on December 24, 2012.

As part of the power development strategy in the northeastern region, the project was implemented by the Mong Duong 2 thermoelectricity contractor under the form of build-operate-transfer (BOT).

The 25.2 km line, stretching from the Quang Ninh 500kV station to the Mong Duong thermoelectricity plant, transmits power from the plant to the national grid, helping reduce power losses and increase the sector’s production efficiency.

The corporation has set a target of providing between 122-122.5 billion kWh of electricity in 2014, up 9-9.5 percent from last year .

It safely transmitted more than 111.8 billion kWh of electricity in 2013, eight percent higher than the previous year.-VNA