|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for investors who are planning to pour capital into a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled power project in the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu. — Photo VNA|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for investors who are planning to pour capital into a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled power project in the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu.
The project has total investment of VNĐ91.4 trillion (around US$4 billion), and will cover an area of 100 hectares with a total capacity of 3,200MW.
With support and co-operation from the Government, ministries and sectors, investors expect to begin operations of the first turbine with a capacity of 1,000MW within the next three years.
According to an investor report, the factory’s emissions would be low compared to coal-fueled power projects and there would also be minimal waste that could pollute the environment.
Bạc Liêu’s authorities have evaluated the project as feasible with reasonable prices lower than power produced by coal-fueled plants, wind and solar farms.
PM Phúc said the Mekong Delta held great potential for gas-fueled power projects and many investors had showed a desire to build such plants in the region.
The Government leader assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Electricity of Việt Nam, relevant ministries and agencies to add this project to the country’s power development strategy so that it could start producing electricity in 2021.
This is a big project, so all stages must be conducted strictly and in line with regulations, PM Phúc said, adding that the project must minimise its effects on the environment, electricity prices must be competitive and progress must be ensured. — VNS