Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has given his approval to the Malaysia-based Toyo Ink Group to build a thermo-power plant in Hau Giang province.

The Song Hau 2 thermo-power plant, with a capacity of 2,000MW, will be built at Song Hau Power Centre under the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model at a cost of 2.5 billion USD, according to the Hau Giang Province People’s Committee.

Under the project, coal imported from Indonesia and Australia will be used to generate electricity, in addition to DO (diesel oil) from Dung Quat and Nghi Son oil – refinery plants.

The plant is expected to be operational in 2018. Toyo Ink said it would begin the project as soon as the licence was issued. /.