The first turbine of the Dong Nai 4 hydropower plant in central highlands region began generating electricity to the national grid on March 28, helping ensure stable supply in the upcoming dry season in the region.

The turbine which has the capacity of 170MW, has successfully completed a trial basis for 20 days.

Located in the upstream of the Dong Nai river in Dac Glong district of Dak Nong province and Bao Lam district of Lam Dong province, the Dong Nai 4 hydropower plant was built at the end of 2004 at a cost of 4.7 trillion VND.

It has two turbines with a total output of 340 MW. When fully operational, the plant will be able to supply an average 1.1 billion KWh per year to the national grid.-VNA