General Construction Company No.1's (General Construction) dam on the Dakr’Tih river has been built and now the reservoir construction for the hydropower project will be undertaken. The project will start generating power in the fourth quarter of 2010 and be complete in the second quarter of 2011. The project has been valued at $220 million and has been under construction since 2006. Located in the Dakr’ Lap district of Dak Nong province, the project has 144 megawatt (MW) capacity.
The project will produce 641.1 million kWh per year.
The project has an upper cascade, Dakr’Tih 1, and a lower cascade, Dakr’Tih 2.
Dakr’Tih 1 has 2 x 41 megawatt (MW) capacity and four earth filled dams an ogee gated spillway, three connecting canals, 1400 meter long canal, intake, steel penstock, and above-ground powerhouse and switchyard.
Dakr’Tih 2 has 2 x 29.5 MW capacity and features a spillway, intake, 2700 meter long circular concrete lined power tunnel, cylinder surge tank, circular steel penstock, and an above-ground powerhouse and switchyard.
DakR’Tih will both supply electricity and contribute water for thousands of hectares of vegetable farms.