Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Cao Thang presents an investment licence to Osamu Kimura, director of Fujiwara Binh Dinh Co. Ltd. (Photo: baodautu.vn)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – Construction of a Japanese-funded wind and solar power project began in Quy Nhon city, the central province of Binh Dinh on April 3.

The 100MW project is invested by the Fujiwara Binh Dinh Co. Ltd., which said it is committed to being on schedule and making contributions to the local economy.

With total investment of 63.69 million USD, its construction is set to have two phases. In the first phase, a 50MW solar plant will be built on over 60 hectares of land on the southern side of Phuong Mai mountain in the Nhon Hoi economic zone. It is expected to be operational in February 2019.

The second phase will see a 50MW wind-power plant constructed on the Nui Ba mountain’s side in Phu Cat district. Spanning 200 – 250 hectares, the facility is expected to operate in 2020.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Cao Thang said the project will contribute to promoting the national programme on clean energy development, enhance the image of the Nhon Hoi economic zone and Binh Dinh province, and create more jobs.

Binh Dinh is boosting investment attraction in clean and renewable energy, with the project being the third in renewable energy and the first in solar power in the locality.-VNA