Wind plant in Quảng Trị starts generating power

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Update: May, 24/2017 – 16:00

The wind turbines at Hướng Linh 2 plant. — Photo tienphong.vn
QUẢNG TRỊ — The first wind power plant in the central province of Quảng Trị has begun contributing electricity to the national power grid, a positive sign for the future of green energy development.This is the first wind power plant in the northern part of the central region of Việt Nam.

An official from Hướng Linh 2 plant said the plant started operating earlier this week at a capacity of 30MW, which is being transferred to the national grid.

The VNĐ14 trillion (US$619 million) plant is located in the province’s mountainous Hướng Hóa District and has been built by a Vietnamese company, which has also invested in another wind power plant, Hướng Linh 1.

Hướng Linh 1 is expected to start trial operations in October.

The country’s central region is a narrow strip of land with steep topography, so hydro power plants will severely impact the region’s environment and people. Green energy development, such as wind power plants, is the only hope for achieving sustainable development goals in the region. — VNS

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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