Vietnam seeks social monitoring for 260-MW Trung Son

Trung Son Hydropower Project Management Board invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide independent social monitoring of resettlement for the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project on Vietnam’s Ma River. Responses are due April 13.

Trung Son Hydropower previously recruited consultants to supervise construction of access roads and bridges for the project. (HydroWorld 3/16/09) The World Bank is considering a proposal to provide US$330 million in financing for construction of the project at Trung Son in Thanh Hoa Province.

Trung Son is to include an 88-meter-tall dam on the Ma River and a 260-MW powerhouse, being sponsored by Electricity of Vietnam.

Trung Son Hydropower seeks consultant services including independent monitoring of a resettlement and livelihood development plan for 2,283 residents to be relocated.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 4 p.m. April 13 to the address below. For information, contact Tran Van Hoan, Economic-Planning Department, Trung Son Hydropower Project Management Board, 25 Quang Trung St., Ngoc Trao Ward, Thanh Hoa, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam; (84) 37-2480039; Cell: (84) 913-054718; Fax: (84) 37-3726335; E-mail:,


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