Work on the Can Don hydro power plant in Dakia, Phuoc Long District, in southern Vietnam’s Binh Phuoc province is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year, according to Vietnam News. The plant, located on the Be river, will have an installed capacity of 72MW and will be constructed under a build, operate, transfer scheme. The contractor for the project will be the Song Da Construction Corporation (SDCC).

The Can Don hydro plant will have two 36MW units. The first will be completed in 2001, and the second will be completed in 2002. The project will cost US$72M. Of this, SDCC will provide US$21M, with the remainder coming from bank loans.

As well as providing 295.4GWh of electricity a year, Can Don will help irrigate 5000ha of agricultural land and supply water to Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City.