|A wind power project in Đắk Lắk Province. — Photo baodautu.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Đắk Lắk People's Committee has granted in-principle investment approval to two wind energy project, expected to cost over VNĐ2.21 trillion (US$96 million).
Financed by VNM investment company from Singapore, the two plants have a combined design capacity of 70 MW, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
The 20 MW-Alpha VNM plant, valued at VNĐ650 billion, will be developed in three communes of Ea Sol, Đliê Yang and Ea Hiao on an area of nearly 6.5ha.
Meanwhile, the 50MW-Beta plant will cover 10.9ha in eight communes of Đạt Hiếu, An Bình, Đoàn Kết, Thống Nhất, Bình Tân, Cư Bao, Ea Ngai and Ea Tul with a cost of VNĐ1.56 trillion.
With attractive investment attraction policies and favourable natural conditions, Đắk Lắk has become a destination for many solar and wind power projects.
Businesses have to date registered to pump investment into 29 solar power projects in the province with a total capacity of 11,500MWp. Ten of the total have received the go-ahead from local authorities with a total capacity of 960MWp.
Meanwhile, 47 wind power projects have registered in the locality thus far with a total capacity of nearly 10,000MW.
In the future, Đắk Lắk is striving to become the second solar power capital of the country, only after Ninh Thuận Province, turning this place into a renewable energy “battery” of the Central Highlands, baodautu.vn reported.
According to local authorities, investors coming to the province would access transparent information and given enthusiastic and professional support because it always kept in mind how both businesses and localities would benefit. — VNS