A wind farm in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – Authorities of the Mekong Delta of Tra Vinh have approved an investment of close to 3.37 trillion VND (144.3 million USD) in the Hiep Thanh wind power plant from three investors.

The investors are the Hanoi-based Ecotech Vietnam company, Janakuasa Singapore Pte, Ltd, and Lam Minh – a resident in Ba Dinh district of Hanoi, who plans to set up a company in Tra Vinh to implement the project.

Scheduled to become fully operational in 2020, the 2.747-ha project is located in a coastal area in Hiep Thanh commune, Duyen Hai town. Its designed capacity is at 78 MW with 18 or 19 wind poles.

According to Nguyen Quynh Thien, deputy head of the Tra Vinh economic zone organising board, this is the fourth wind power projects licenced by the local authorities.

Previously, Tra Vinh approved three other projects in Truong Long Hoa commune, Duyen Hai town, and Dong Hai commune, Duyen Hai district, with a combined capacity of 192 MW. All of them are under administrative verification process before construction starts.

In a plan to develop the green energy by 2020, Tra Vinh mapped out the building of six projects in six coastal areas in Duyen Hai district and town.

By 2020, the province expects to have an accumulated wind power capacity of 270 MW for a total productivity of 634 million kWh.-VNA