Vietnamese government releases list outlining essential projects within the energy sector

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed Decision 270/QD-TTg approving the list of important national programs, works and projects in the energy sector under the direction of the State Steering Committee for important national programs, projects and key projects in the energy sector.
The project of upgrading and expanding Dung Quat Oil Refinery is one of the important national projects. (Photo:
The project of upgrading and expanding Dung Quat Oil Refinery is one of the important national projects. (Source:

Among them, there are 12 power source projects including: Quang Trach I Thermal Power Plant; Quang Trach II LNG Thermal Power Plant; Expanded Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant; Expanded Ialy Hydropower Plant; Expanded Trai An Hydropower Plant; Bac Ai Pumped Storage Hydropower Project; Long Phu I Thermal Power Plant; Nhon Trach III and Nhon Trach IV Thermal Power Plants; Hiep Phuoc LNG Thermal Power Plant in the first phase; Long An 1 LNG Thermal Power Plant; Long An 2 LNG Thermal Power Plant; and Phuoc Hoa Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant.

As many as 28 power grid projects include projects to strengthen the North-Central power grid connection and enhance transmission capacity and supply electricity to high-load areas (15 projects); synchronous power grid projects and capacity release of power source projects (6 projects); power grid projects for capacity release of northern hydroelectric plants and electricity purchases increase from China (4 projects); and power grid projects serving electricity purchases from Laos (3 projects).

Besides, there are gas-electricity project chains: Block B gas-electricity project chain; Blue Whale gas - electricity project chain; LNG Son My gas-electricity project chain, LNG warehouse and power plant projects using LNG as fuel: Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Nghi Son, Hai Lang phase 1, Ca Na, Bac Lieu. Two petrochemical refinery projects: Project to upgrade and expand Dung Quat Oil Refinery; Southern Petrochemical Complex Project (Long Son).

The list also includes the National Program on Economical and Efficient Energy Use for the 2019-2030 period; Power supply program for rural, mountainous and island areas for the 2021-2025 period; and Pilot project to develop offshore wind power.

This list can be amended and supplemented to suit actual requirements.

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