The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Jan. 18 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on building Song Hau 1 thermo power plant in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang.

The project, invested by the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, will include two generators with a capacity of 600 MW each.

Under the MOU the two sides will study a plan to implement the project and choose the most appropriate public-private partnership scheme.

JICA will also set up a research group and submit the final report to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in July this year.

The report will help Vietnam and JICA in considering the method for the implementation of the project implementation and arranging ODA capital for the project’s infrastructure./.