Vietnam firm starts build of 332 MW hydro plant in Laos

Vietnam's Viet Lao Power has started building a 332 MW hydropower plant in Laos, which is expected to export part of it electricity output to Vietnam.
 
The $441m Xekaman power plant is being built 80km from the border between the two countries, the government said in a statement. The plant will sell its output to Laos' southern region and central Vietnam, the government said.
 
It said the plant is part of a deal previously signed between the two countries to jointly develop hydropower plants with combined capacity of 5000 MW. The plant is scheduled to start power generation from 2014, it added.
 
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