Thua Thien-Hue: 72MW-hydropower plant put into operation hinh anh 1A worker examines facilities at the A Roang hydropower plant (Photo:

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The A Roang hydropower plant in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s A Luoi district was fully put into operation on January 20, helping the locality access the national grid.

The plant is designed to have 7.2 MW and generate an annual average electricity output of about 30 million kWh.

The project has a total investment of 240 billion VND (10.9 million USD), of which 60 percent was funded through a loan by the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the rest came from the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC).

The plant, located about 25 km from the district’s centre, is built in upper Bo river.

The project has a significant role in supplying electricity to locals and improving electricity quality for mountainous areas, as well as generating jobs for local ethnic people.-VNA