Construction of electric traction line from Laos to Vietnam kicked off

Monday, 29/11/2021 17:45
The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) group and the Management Board of the Power Project 1 has held a ceremony to start the construction of the 220kV Nam Mo (Laos) – Tuong Duong (section on Vietnamese territory) transmission line.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the 220kV Nam Mo (Laos) - Nghe An (Vietnam) transmission line project. (Photo:

This is a double circuit line from the Vietnam - Laos border to the 220kV Tuong Duong substation. The line has a length of 74.4km with a total investment of 588 billion VND, invested by EVN. The Management Board of the Power Project 1  is assigned by EVN to manage the project and provide supervision consultancy.

This line plays the role of transmitting imported electricity from the Nam Mo Hydropower Plant cluster (Laos) to Vietnam in order to fulfill bilateral commitments on cooperation between the two governments in the field of energy development.

Under the agreement signed between the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Laos, Vietnam will import about 3,000MW of electricity from Laos by 2025 and 5,000MW by 2030.

EVN said that the second power transmission project serves the import of electricity from Laos to Vietnam (after the 220kV Xekaman 1 - Pleiku 2 transmission line). The project plays an important role in contributing to ensuring electricity supply for the North in the coming years.

According to the design, the line on the Vietnamese side passes through Tuong Duong and Ky Son districts in the central province of Nghe An. The project is expected to be constructed in 9 months and completed and put into operation in August 2022, synchronized with the project cluster of the Nam Mo Hydropower Plant (Laos)./.