The construction of the Korea-Tra Vinh wind farm project begins on April 24 (Photo: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – A ceremony was held in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on April 24 to launch the construction of the Korea-Tra Vinh wind power plant, a joint project of Tra Vinh Wind Power Co., Ltd No. 1 (TWPC) and its partners from the Republic of Korea (RoK).

According to Choi Hyeong Suk, General Director of the TWPC said that the wind farm covers about 1,200 hectares of water surface and land. It has 12 turbines with a capacity of 48 MW, producing 180kW of electricity per hour in the first phase.

The project, with total investment of over 2.4 trillion VND (about 120 million USD), has Climate Investor One and Samtan company from the RoK as key investors. It is scheduled to complete in September 2020.

Along with 12 wind turbine foundations, the project includes an operation management ward, administrative ward, multi-functional buildings, and transformer stations.

Addressing the event, Tran Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tra Vinh said that the wind farm is expected to create a clean energy source and make important contributions to the local socio-economic development.

He pledged that Tra Vinh will give optimal conditions for the investors to implement the project.

Nguyen Quynh Thien, deputy head of the Tra Vinh Economic Zone Management Board, said that so far, Tra Vinh has granted investment licences to Duyen Hai, Hiep Thanh and Korea-Tra Vinh wind power projects.-VNA