EVN, agencies to work together on power plants hinh anh 1Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant 1 in Vinh Truong Village, Thuan Nam District will sprawl over 443.11 hectares of land and 440.57 ha of sea (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has pledged to continue an active and creative cooperation with relevant ministries, sectors and localities to boost the implementation of components projects in preparation for the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant on schedule, an official has said.

Deputy Director of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project Management Board, Pham Minh Tuan, said on February 1 EVN had also vowed to ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the construction and operation of the nuclear plants.

A management board was established in March 2011 in a bid to boost the implementation of relevant projects.

In January 2013, EVN issued decision 17/QD-EVN to approve projects on developing infrastructure for the nuclear power plants.

In late 2014, projects on supplying water and electricity for Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant 1 started, and are expected to be completed by December 2016.

A report from EVN said that surveys had been started for the construction of other support facilities, including a complex for monitoring the power plants' operations, a staff training centre and a 20-hectare project management board headquarter. They are scheduled to be completed between 2016 and 2017.

The Centre for Public Relations aims to promote the development of nuclear power in Vietnam, and is expected to be finished in 2017 or 2018.

One of the main focuses of the nuclear power plan is to train senior officials who will manage and operate the nuclear power plants.

Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant 1 in Vinh Truong village, Thuan Nam district will sprawl over 443.11 hectares of land and 440.57 ha of sea.

Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant 2 in Thai An village, Ninh Hai district will take up 380.91ha of land and 337.63ha of sea.

Each will be equipped with four 2,000-megawatt turbines installed over two phases.

The first turbine at Ninh Thuan 1 is expected to be connected to the national grid by 2020.

Under the country's energy development plan, nuclear plants are expected to provide 15,000-16,000MW of power by 2030, representing 10 percent of the total installed capacity in Vietnam.-VNA