Cam Pha Port in the northern province of Quang Ninh welcomed the lunar new year’s first ships on Feb. 4, the Vinacomin 1 and Cambodia ’s Jing Peng Hai loading dust coal for both domestic and foreign customers.

On Feb. 3, Cai Lan port also in Quang Ninh received four ships, including Acx Lily ship of Liberia .

During the eight-day holidays, staffs of the operation department of Son La hydro power plant still worked as normal and welcomed Tet at their office.

According to Nguyen Hong Ha, Head of the plant’s management board, since its operation, the turbine No.1 generated 452 million kWh of electricity, equal to 9 million kWh per day, the same as the average output of Hoa Binh hydro power plant.

Other departments started working on Feb. 8, aiming to ensure the operation of the turbine No. 2 in April this year as schedule. Turbine No. 3 is planned to put into operation in June and No. 4, in December.

Putting into operation two years ahead of schedule, Son La hydro power plant will save 1 billion USD per year for the country and ensure power supply in 2011 dry season./.