The Malaysian owned Hai Duong JAKS Electricity Ltd Company held a ground-breaking ceremony on September 9 to begin the construction of the Hai Duong Thermoelectric power project.
Present at the ceremony were National Assembly Vice Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and the Malaysian Ambassador.
During the ceremony Deputy PM Nhan praised Hai Duong’s efforts in attracting numerous foreign investors (currently 216 foreign invested projects). He said that when the project is put into operation it will provide abundant electricity for Hai Duong in particular and Vietnam in general.
He added that the project contributes to strengthening trade ties between Vietnam and Malaysia.
He also urged Hai Duong province to create the best conditions for the project to be completed on schedule, especially land clearance. He noted that both the province and the investor should pay specific attention to social welfare conditions, particularly generating jobs for local people and following Vietnam’s laws.
The US$2.2 billion-project is the largest foreign invested project in Vietnam so far. It will be built on an area of 300 hectares in the villages of Phuc Thanh, Quang Trung and Le Ninh in Kinh Mon district.
The first generator of the project, with capacity of 600MW, will be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2016, while the second generator is scheduled for operation in the second quarter of 2017.