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Viet Nam: Northern Power Transmission Sector Project

Evaluation Document | 25 August 2014

Validates the completion report’s assessment of the project, which aimed to expand and strengthen northern electricity network and improve efficiency of the power sector through the restructuring and commercialization of Electricity of Viet Nam units. IED overall assessment: Successful.

Electricity is a key input for achieving the 7% average economic growth target for Viet Nam up to 2010.The industry sector was expected to maintain an above average growth rate of 10.5%, and 8% for the services sector over this same period, which meant that the demand for electricity would likely grow at an annual rate of 13%. Any shortage of power could result in a slowing down of the economy and underachievement in poverty reduction targets. To meet the demand in electricity in northern Viet Nam, the government and the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) decided to construct a 500 kilovolt (kV) ring transmission system around the major load centers in the north, covering Hanoi, Haiphong, and Quang Ninh.

The project aimed to expand and strengthen northern electricity network and improve efficiency of the power sector through the restructuring and commercialization of Electricity of Viet Nam units. IED overall assessment: Successful.

Contents 

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up