|Part of the Hướng Linh 2 wind power plant in the central province of Quảng Trị. — Photo tinhuyquangtri.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG TRỊ — The People’s Committee of central Quảng Trị Province has approved the development of two wind and solar power projects, expected to cost over VNĐ2.7 trillion (US$118.5 million).
Under Decision No 1250/QĐ-UBND, signed by the committee’s chairman Nguyễn Đức Chính on Friday, Quảng Bình Province’s Tân Hoàn Cầu Corporation was granted permission to construct the Hướng Hiệp 1 wind power plant project in Hướng Hiệp Commune, in the mountainous district of Đakrong.
With 12 wind turbines, the plant has a total capacity of 30MW, generating more than 126 million kWh of electricity per year on a site of nearly 8ha. The project will cost more than VNĐ1.55 trillion, and is valid for 50 years. The plant is slated for completion in December 2020.
Meanwhile, the province’s Decision No 1247/QĐ-UBND allowed Hà Nội-based Licogi 13 JSC to build the LIG-Quảng Trị solar power plant in two communes of Gio Hải and Gio Thành, with a designed capacity of 49.5 MWp, generating 67,960 MWh of electricity each year.
Costing VNĐ1.2 trillion, the 58ha-project is expected to be completed in June 2019.
The provincial authorities have agreed with a plan to build five wind power projects with a combined capacity of 150MW, which are expected to be put into operation by 2030. They are also seeking investment in 17 solar power projects with a total capacity of more than 930MW, to be built on a 1,400ha area. —VNS