Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

Published:  04:24 Tuesday - September 20, 2016 Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant is one of the biggest Hydropower Plant in Vietnam and it plays an important role in electricity. Besides, Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant becomes a favorite attraction in Hoa Binh city.

Song Da is the biggest branch of the Red River from Yunnan, China. The downstream area of the river delta has a dense population where Hanoi is situated in. Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant combines different technologies such as underground water to turbine system, rock dams, and traffic tunnel systems.

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant was constructed from 1979 to 1994 with eight machines that provide 1,920 MW which constitutes 1/3 of productivity in the country. It is not only a power plant it is also a noteworthy attraction for tourists.

Several valuable structures namely the Ho Chi Minh Statue on Tuong Hill which measures 18m height-wise, the traditional section that keeps important letters, and memorials on the Soviet and Vietnamese experts that sacrificed to construct the hydropower plants. Along with its economic and social importance, Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Power Plant is a noteworthy destination for tourists.



Aside from the hydropower plant, tourists have the chance to go to the museum. The museum is two stories high and also has a showcase of the construction process. Just outside the museum, there are letters that were preserved on stone blocks.

There is also a memorial on the people who sacrificed to build Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant. Atop the memorial is a bronze bell. Below it is a circle that has 168 stone steles which contains the names of those who sacrificed.

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