|A wind power farm in Hướng Hóa District, Quảng Trị Province. - Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Quảng Trị Province People’s Committee gave its approval to two companies to develop wind power projects worth a total of VNĐ5.2 trillion (US$221.2 million) in the central province.
Hướng Phùng Wind Power Company Limited will be allowed to develop Hướng Phùng 3 Wind Power Plant with a designed capacity of 30MW and a total investment of more than VNĐ1.58 trillion. Covering nearly nine hectares in Hướng Phùng Commune, Hướng Hóa District, the plant is expected to be completed in 2021 and operate for 50 years.
Quảng Trị GELEX Energy Company will invest in building three wind power plants – GELEX 1, 2 and 3. Each has a designed capacity of 30MW. These plants, with a total investment of nearly VNĐ3.66 trillion, will be built in Hướng Hóa District’s Hướng Linh Commune and Đakrông District’s Hướng Hiệp Commune between now and 2021. They will also operate for 50 years.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chính said one wind power project was already operational in the province while four 30MW projects were going to be put into operation.
The province has targeted a total wind power output of 800 MW. Under its plan, the province has three zones for wind power development with a total area of more than 6,700 hectares, including two in Hướng Hóa District and one in Cồn Cỏ District. Quảng Trị has targeted becoming an energy centre for the central region. — VNS