Tra Vinh calls for investment in wind power hinh anh 1Wind turbines at a wind power project. The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has a potential for wind power in coastal areas. (Source: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is calling for investment in wind power that has a total estimated capacity of 1,600 MW.

Pham Tiet Khoa, Deputy Head of the province’s Economic Zones Management Board, said the province is offering many incentives to enterprises who invest in wind power projects.

The board has granted an investment licence to the Tra Vinh I Wind Power Company to implement the first phase of the Republic of Korea – Tra Vinh Wind Power Plant project with a total investment of 2,400 billion VND (106.6 millionUSD).

Covering more than 1,200 hectares in Truong Long Hoa and Dan Thanh communes in Duyen Hai district, the project is expected to be commenced in early 2016.

According to Tran Quoc Tuan, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the department has just announced an already-approved plan on the province’s wind power development through 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Under the plan, the province targets a wind power capacity of 270 MW and an output of 634 million kWh by 2020.

There will be six wind power plants in coastal areas in Duyen Hai district, covering a total area of 7,620 hectares.-VNA