Vietnam’s Export-Import [Exim] Bank has approved loans worth 1.6 billion dong to NPTC, a subsidiary of state-owned EVN, for improving the electricity network in the country’s central region. The funds will be used for implementing four projects, namely, the 500 kV Thanh My substation; a 220 kV line connecting the Song Bung 4 and 2 HEPs to the grid; the 220 kV Son Ha–Doc line; and the 220 kV Vinh Tan–Phan Thiet line. The 500 kV Thanh My substation will support the evacuation of electricity produced at the Xekaman 3 HEP in Laos and at other HEPs in the western region of Quang Nam. Of the total cost of 928 billion dong, the Exim Bank will provide 490 billion dong. The bank will provide 250 billion dong for the development of the transmission line connecting the Song Bung 4 and 2 HEPs to the national electricity system. A 226 billion dong loan will be provided for the 220 kV Son Ha–Doc transmission line, which will connect hydropower plants in Son Tay and Son Ha Quang Ngai provinces to the national electricity system, and 680 billion dong will also be provided for the development of the 220 kV Vinh Tan–Phan Thiet transmission line.