Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has approved a 500kV power transmission line project to bring 80 percent of hydropower supplies from the southern part of Laos and the northeast region of Cambodia to Vietnam.

The Hatsan-Pleiku project has a total investment of 95.47 million USD, of which 79.17 million comes from the Asian Development Bank as Official Development Assistance (ODA).

As part of Vietnam’s 2011-2020 electricity development plan, the line is expected to provide high-quality and safe electricity for the country and the Central Highlands region in particular, creating a premise for connecting the three nations’ electricity systems.-VNA