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Electricity projects kick off in central region

Released at: 22:59, 07/03/2016

Electricity projects kick off in central region

Construction of two Finnish-funded projects underway in Gia Lai and Quang Nam.

by Luong Nhi

The Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC) and ABB Oy from Finland began two electricity projects on March 7, in Pleiku city in the central highlands province of Gia Lai province and in Tam Ky in central Quang Nam province.

Valued at $4.5 million, the projects will be completed by the second quarter of 2018.

The MiniScada system will deployed at both. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a software program for process control and the gathering of data in real time from remote locations to control equipment and conditions.

The system can collect information and supervise conditions in the electricity network, reduce power losses, and ensure safety in operations.

MiniScada was built by EVNCPC in 2006 with some $11.5 million in preferential credit coming from the Finnish Government, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong said. Electricity operations have improved since its introduction and workplace accidents have been reduced, especially during the storm season.

He expressed a hope that additional overseas development assistance (ODA) and preferential credit would come from Finland to upgrade Vietnam’s power network.

Finland has to date provided financial assistance to 20 projects worth $62.4 million in Vietnam, in healthcare, the environment, and clean energy.

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