At the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: ndh.com)

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – Work on the construction of Chinh Thang wind power mill, with total investment of more than 1.7 trillion VND (73.19 million USD), started in Thuan Nam district, the south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan on April 25.

According to Lai Nhu Y, director of Chinh Thang Wind Power Co.,Ltd, the 50MW mill, applied with advanced turbines and technology, will begin generating electricity in April 2020.

The firm commits to mobilising resources to carry out the project in line with schedule, and hopes to receive further support from the provincial People’s Committee to develop another 50 MW power plant in the locality in the coming time, he added.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Luu Xuan Vinh affirmed that the local authority always creates favourable conditions for businesses to land investments in the province, particularly those developing renewable energy projects.

Following the ground-breaking ceremony, besides working to ensure construction progress and quality, labour safety and environmental hygiene, the firm should prioritise local labourers in its recruitment plan, and join hands with the province to implement social welfare activities in the province, he said.

Ninh Thuan province is envisioned to become a renewable energy centre in Vietnam under the Government’s Resolution No.115/NQ-CP dated August 31, 2018. The province is hoping to attract wind and solar power projects with total respective capacities of 1,429 MW and 3,912 MW by 2030. To realise the goal, it is promoting investment attraction, and creating the best possible conditions for investors.

Based on the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s planning, the province has agreed in principle for many renewable projects, with solar power projects securing nearly 50 trillion VND (2.15 billion USD) in investment and having combined capacity of over 1,816 MW; and wind power projects attracting some 27.9 trillion VND (1.2 billion USD) and having combined capacity of 800 MW.

Three wind power mills have become operational so far, namely Dam Nai, Mui Dinh and Trung Nam. They together generate 900,000 kWh of electricity a day.-VNA