Vietnam seeks environmental monitoring for 260-MW Trung Son

Trung Son Hydropower Project Management Board invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide independent environmental monitoring of resettlement for the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project on Vietnam’s Ma River. Responses are due June 20, 2009.

The board previously recruited consultants to provide independent social monitoring of resettlement for the project and to supervise construction of access roads and bridges. (HydroWorld 4/1/09)

The World Bank is considering a proposal to provide US$330 million in financing for construction of the US$386 million project at Trung Son in Thanh Hoa Province. Project sponsor Electricity of Vietnam is to provide the remaining US$56 million.

Trung Son is to include an 88-meter-tall dam on the Ma River and a 260-MW powerhouse generating 1,055 gigawatt-hours annually.

Trung Son Hydropower seeks consultant services including independent monitoring of compliance with an environmental management plan and verification of the effectiveness of mitigation measures.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 4 p.m. June 20 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 44000 Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam; (84) 37-2480039; Cell: (84) 913-054718; Fax: (84) 37-3726335; E-mail:,

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