Construction on a 1.8-billion-USD thermal power plant in central Nghe An province is expected to commence before October 10, reported the Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) newspaper.

The building schedule was recently agreed on by the project’s investor – Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (VINACOMIN) – and the Nghe An People’s Committee.

The Quynh Lap 1 factory, located in the Dong Hoi Industrial Park, will consist of two turbines with a combined capacity of 1,200 megawatts.

VINACOMIN will design a detailed construction plan at a 1:500 scale by mid-August to submit to the People’s Committee for approval.

The power plant is set to become operational in 2020.-VNA