The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) said that this year it would put into opretation 12 units with total capacity of 2,198 MW.
The 12 units include units 2, 3 and 4 of Son La Hydroelectric; unit 2 of Song Tranh 2 Hydropower; unit 2 of Dong Nai Hydropower; An Khe ; Kanak Hydropower; Dong Nai 4 Hydropower; and expanded Uong Bi Thermal Power Plant 2.
EVN has completed and put into operation the power transmission project to release the first step for the Central Highlands such as 220kV Buon Kuop – Dak Nong, increasing the capacity of the capacitor banks along the 500kV from Pleiku towards the South. EVN also accelerated the progress of 220kV Dak Nong ; Phuoc Long ; Binh Long transmission line project; completed investment procedures to start the 500kV projects connecting to the power sources of the Vinh Tan Power Centre, Duyen Hai Power Centre, and 500kV transmission line Pleiku ; My Phuoc ; Cau Bong.
In 2011, EVN starts five other power projects including Mong Duong 1 Thermal Power, Duyen Hai 3, expanded Vinh Tan 2, O Mon 1 ; unit 2, and Song Bung 2 Hydropower, with total capacity of 3,830 MW. In addition, EVN continues the construction of the power project for Khmer people in three provinces of Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and Tra Vinh; power project for the poor households in two provinces of Lai Chau and Dien Bien; 110kV cross-sea underground cable project supplying power for Phu Quoc island.
Furthermore, EVN also completed the procedures for investing in the power-supplying project for poor and ethnic minority people of Son La province. In addition, EVN is preparing to invest in projects in 2012, such as O Mon 3, 4 and 5 Thermal Power Projects in O Mon Power Centre, in accordance with the schedule of the gas pipeline project for Block B O Mon; and building infrastructure for the nuclear power plant.
Total capital investment of EVN this year is 65.875 trillion dong, up by 12.4 percent over the last year. EVN directed the Project Management Boards to regularly coordinate and urge the construction contractors, equipment-providing contractors to meet the project schedule.
EVN will enhance the process of checking and taking over, ensure timely payment to contractors, gather human resources to shorten the time for drafting of bidding documents and approving bidding results, etc.
Specifically, EVN will work closely with local authorities, enlist the support from the ministries to focus more on clearance and resettlement tasks.
On the other hand, EVN will hold regular executive briefings at construction fields among investors, design consultants, supervisors, and contractors to promptly solve the problem arising in the fields; apply promotions and punishments on progress commitment and give appropriate penalisation to leaders when the project is behind schedule.
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