The Dak Drinh Hydropower Plant Joint Stock Company of Vietnam and the Dongfang Electric Corporation of China on July 13 signed a contract worth 15.5 million USD on supplying equipment, materials and technical services for the Dak Drinh Hydropower Project.

Under the packaged contract, the Dongfang contractor will implement the tender within 30 months, ensuring progress of supply for the project.

With a total investment of 3,423 billion VND, the high priority electricity project is part of the national power development plan approved by the Prime Minister.

The project has seen construction in areas of Son Tay district of the central provinces of Quang Ngai and KonPlong district of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum .

Once completed and put into full operation in December 2013, the plant with a capacity of 125 MW will provide the national grid with more than 540 million kWh per year, increasing supply sources of electricity in the central region and improving infrastructure in the districts of Son Tay and KonPlong.

Since starting operations in Vietnam in 2003, the Dongfang Corp. had participated in the hydropower plants of Dak Mi, A Luoi, An Khe-Ka Nak, Ban Ve and Song Ba Ha./.