Project Summary & Trade Leads
The World Bank is providing a $330 million loan to the Government of Vietnam for the implementation of the Trung Son Hydropower Development Project. The project will support Vietnam in its efforts to meet the challenge of developing new sources of power. Initial plans include a concrete dam which would create a reservoir of some 150 million cubic meters and covering an area of about 13 square kilometers, inundating mixed agricultural, forest and other land. An access road 22km long will be constructed from the nearest all weather road to the project site and a transmission line of about 65km will evacuate power to the national grid. An estimated 561 households, totaling about 2,500 people are expected to have to relocate, with a further 1,022 households and 3,240 people being affected in more minor ways, most of whom are from Thai, Muong or H’mong minorities. Total costs are estimated at $380 million, of which about $1.5 million is for environmental management and $26 million for resettlement.