The Wolverine Power Group hailing from the US explored the possibility of building a thermal power plant in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho during a working session with city authorities on February 19.

Dennis J. Werner, Chairman of the Wolverine Power Group, voiced his intention to work with Can Tho in constructing a 1.200 MW thermal power plant, which is expected to cost around 2 billion USD.

The company chairman assured that the plant will use cutting-edge, environmentally friendly technology.

Le Hung Dung, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee told guests that Can Tho is in need of a power plant as it aims to become a power centre for the whole Mekong Delta region.

He confirmed his full support for the US group’s plan should it be approved by responsible ministries.

Dung raised the fact that a major new power plant is necessary for the delta region to spur its socio-economic development.

Werner said he hopes a cooperative deal will be signed soon with the Can Tho People’s Committee.-VNA