The model of the nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan.
VietNamNet Bridge – With the agreement of 77.48 percent of deputies, the National Assembly on November 25 officially approved the resolution on the construction of the first nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan province.
Nuclear power and unanswered questions
The NA also ratified the Lai Chau hydro power project.
Specifically, the NA agreed to build two nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan, with two turbines each supplying power to the national grid. The first plant, named Ninh Thuan 1, will be based in Phuoc Dinh commune, Thuan Nam District while the second one, named Ninh Thuan 2, will be built in Vinh Hai commune, Ninh Hai district, with a capacity of around 2,000 MW each.
According to the NA’s decision, the technology used in the two plants will be the pressured water reactor technology, the most modern generation of reactors at the time the project was designed.
A nuclear power plant will be built in this site.
The estimated funding in late 2008 for the two plants is around 200 trillion dong.
The construction of the first plant will be kicked off in 2014 and the first turbine will be put into operation in 2020.
The NA also approved the construction of the Lai Chau hydro-power plant in Nam Hang commune, Muong Te district, northern Lai Chau province, at the cost of 32.6 trillion dong.
With a capacity of 1,200MW, the construction will begin in late 2010. The first turbine is slated for operating in 2016 and the plant completion is scheduled in 2017.
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