The authorities of central Quang Binh province and the management board of the Vung Ang-Quang Trach Power Project are implementing a range of measures to speed up the construction of the Quang Trach 1 thermal power plant to ensure it is operational by 2020.

The province will focus on compensation and site clearance to hand over the property to the project management board before the third quarter of 2015, while building electricity and transportation systems to facilitate the construction of the plant.

It also pledged to create favourable conditions for the investor to carry out the project in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, the project management board will work to complete legal procedures dictating the selection of a contractor and consultant group so that construction can commence in June 2016.

The 34 trillion VND (1.59 billion USD) Quang Trach 1 thermal power plant, invested by Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, was launched in Vinh Son hamlet, Quang Dong commune, Quang Trach district in September 2011.

The 1,200 MW plant was scheduled to be completed within four years but its progress has been delayed due to unforeseen economic recession.-VNA