Vietnam reissues call for social monitoring for 260-MW Trung Son

Trung Son Hydropower Project Management Board has reissued a call for 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 now are due June 30, 2009.

Trung Son Hydropower previously invited expressions of interest by April 13. (HydroWorld 4/1/09) The management board just completed a call for consultants to provide independent environmental monitoring of resettlement for Trung Son. (HydroWorld 6/5/09)

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. June 30 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 44000 Vietnam; (84) 37-2480039; Cell: (84) 913-054718; Fax: (84) 37-3726335; E-mail: tranhoanatd2@gmail.com, P2.trungson@gmail.com.

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