Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Dakdrinh Hydro-Power JSC started the construction of the Dadrinh hydro-power plant in Quang Ngai province on Jan.23.

Located in Son Tay district's Son Dung commune and Kon Tum province's KongPlong district on the Tra Khuc River , the 125MW will be the biggest hydro-power plant in Central Viet Nam .

The first turbine is scheduled to go into operation in September 2013 and the second in December of the same year.

Total investment for the project amounts to 3,423 billion VND (170 million USD).

Dakdrinh Hydro-Power JSC was established in March 2007 by PetroVietnam, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, the Infrastructure Construction and Development Corporation and the Song Da Corporation.

According to Dadrinh Hydro-power JSC, when construction is completed, the hydro-power plant will supply electricity to the national grid and water to the lower section of the Tra Khuc basin in the dry season, while controlling flooding in the rainy season. It would also act as a clean water resource for the Dung Quat Economic Zone.

Nguyen Xuan Hue, chairman of Quang Ngai's People Committee, said the project would contribute significantly to the economic development of the provinces of Quang Ngai and Kon Tum./.