New small hydropower plant serves remote areas in Hoa Binh hinh anh 1At the inauguration ceremony (Source: baohoabinh)

Hoa Binh (VNA) – A 9MW hydropower plant was inaugurated in Da Bac district in the northern province of Hoa Binh on January 7, bringing electricity to far-flung areas in the mountainous district.

Built with a total investment of 300 billion VND (13.4 million USD), the Dong Chum 2 Hydropower Plant has four turbines, generating around 30 million KWh of electricity a year to the national grid.

Construction of the plant began in November, 2011. It joined the national grid in October 2015.

The operation of the plant is expected to facilitate local industrial and agricultural development.

This is the second hydropower plant in the district, following the Suoi Nhap A Hydropower Plant. Both plants are invested by the Hoang Son joint stock company.-VNA