Ground broken for Muong Muon hydropower plant in Dien Bien hinh anh 1At the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Dien Bien (VNA) – The Dien Bien Song Hong Energy JSC (DSEJ) held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Muong Muon hydropower plant in Na Sang commune, Muong Cha district, the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien, on December 25.

As part of Dien Bien’s energy planning scheme, the 22MW project has the biggest capacity among the more than 10 hydropower plants to be built in the locality by 2020.

Covering a total area of 75ha in Ma Thi Ho and Na Sang communes, the 800 billion VND (34.4 million USD) plant is expected to generate nearly 79 million KWh each year. Its construction is scheduled to last until 2022.

DSEJ General Director Nguyen Van Quan said the project aims to help ease the power shortage facing the region and the country as well, spur economic growth and transport infrastructure development, and further tap natural resources in Muong Cha district in particular and Dien Bien province in general.

The company has committed to ensuring the quality, efficiency and progress of the project and abiding by environmental and social regulations.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mua A Son asked departments, agencies and the Muong Cha district People’s Committee to provide consultations for the provincial People’s Committee in order to remove difficulties hindering the implementation of the project.-VNA