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Construction of a thermal power plant commenced on October 1 in Quynh Lap commune, Quynh Mai town, the central province of Nghe An.

The Quynh Lap 1 thermal power plant, invested by the Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (VINACOMIN) has an estimated investment of the total cost of 2.2 billion USD. It consists of two turbines with a combined capacity of 1,200 megawatts.

Upon completion in 2020, the plant will add 6.6 billion kilowatt hours to the national grid every year, contributing to ensuring national energy security, developing the northern central region’s socio-economy and creating jobs for local labourers.

The Quynh Lap 1 thermal plant is part of the Quynh Lap Thermal Power Centre project, which covers 283 hectares. The project, which includes two thermal power plants, has a total capacity of 2,400 megawatts with four 600-megawatt turbines.-VNA