Government assigns EVN to additionally invest several new power generation projects

Government assigns EVN to additionally invest several new power generation projects - 

Government Office has announced the conclusions of the Vice Prime Minister (VPM) Trinh Đinh Dung at the meeting on the thermal power projects under Duyen Hai Power Center and the project of transshipment port for coal supplying thermal power centers in Mekong river delta area, that VPM has agreed in principle to assign Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to additionally invest several new power generation projects approved in Power Planning VII revised.

VPM Dung asked Tra Vinh Provincial People’s Committee to review the Medium-term investment plan to implement it in order of priority with the best results. In development of infrastructure (industry and transport), it is prior to investment in power sector due to it is an opportunity to create jobs and revenues for the local people. Duyen hai Power Center will create a breakthrough for industrial development associated with the formation of industrial zones, urban and social housing in the locality and at the same time, it also is a responsibility of the province befor the area. Together with the industrial development it is necessary to deploy investment in transport infrastructure with an attention to connection of road traffic with waterway and ports.

Regarding to guarantee electricity supply for the Southern Vietnam, VPM Dung asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to promptly consider EVN suggestion to supplement 500 kV Vung Ang – Doc Soi – Pleiku 2 line project to Power Planning VII revised for reporting the government to decide in October 2016. MoIT must strengthen directing, periodic checking, supervising and speeding up investors, contractors and relevant units to hasten implementation steps to put the power generation projects in the south into operation on schedule foreseen in Power Planning VII revised, timely report Prime Minister to deal with the delayed projects affecting power supply.

VPM Dung also asked the investors of Duyen Hai III, Duyen Hai III extended, Duyen Hai II, Long Phu I, Song Hau I, Vinh Tan I and Vinh Tan IV thermal power projects to speed up progress of the project investment preparation and implementation to put the projects into operation in time and limit oil use for electricity generation in coming period.

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