Anti-terrorism drill held at Son La hydroelectricity plant

Saturday, 2014-12-27 10:38:02
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The drill at Son La hydropower plant
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NDO/VNA - The People’s Committee of northern mountainous Son La province on December 26 organised a drill as a precaution for future possible acts of terrorism in Son La hydropower plant in Muong Thanh District.

Son La plant, which was inaugurated in 2012, has a capacity of 2,400 MW, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

The facility has been named in the list of major works associated with national security by the Prime Minister.

At the mock incident, a group of local people, who disagreed with the plant’s compensation for their land, caused a riot, held hostages, and planted a bomb near the oil storage area.

Provincial police working with relevant agencies tackled the attack in a timely manner, safely dispersing the disordered crowd and disarming the bomb.

The management board said the practical drill went smoothly, as planned.