Construction of the Quang Trach Thermal Power Plant No.1, with a capacity of 1,200 MW, began on July 19 in the central province of Quang Binh.

This high priority electricity project was part of the national power development plan.

With a total investment of almost 1.7 billion USD, the plant will be built on an area of 300 ha in Quang Trach district. It was designed with two turbines, using coal-fired steam technology.

Once completed and put into full operation in December 2015, the plant was expected to provide the national grid with about 8.4 billion kWh/year, meeting the demand of power load development in the central region.

In addition, the project will assist the province to develop infrastructure for energy development and promote industrialisation and economic development./.