Construction of a transmission line to link the Krong No.2 and 3 hydropower plants and Yan Tann Sien Hydro-power plant in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong with the national grid began Dec. 17.
Trungnam Krong Noâ Hydro-power Joint Stock Company and Red River Hydro-Power No 7 JSC will invest VND100 billion (US$5 million) to build the 26-kilometre, 110KV line.
Trungnam Krong No is building the 46MW Krong No.2 and 3 Hydro-Power Plants at an estimated cost of VND1.15 trillion ($57.5 million).
Red River has earmarked VND406 billion ($20 million) for the 19.6MW Yan Tann Sien Hydro-power Plant which is also under construction.
They are expected to ease the power shortages plaguing the country and also mitigate flooding in the lower section of Se Re Pok River in Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces.
Trung Nam Group, the parent company of Trungnam Krong No, also plans to build a 200MW wind-power plant in Ninh Thuan Province.
Construction of the $500 million plant is scheduled to begin in Thuan Bac District next week.