Ben Tre ends 28MW wind-power project By Trung Chanh Wind towers at a wind farm in the Mekong Delta region – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – The Ben Tre Department of Planning and Investment has revoked the license of a 28-megawatt (MW) wind farm owned by Hung Phuc Nguyen Company due to long construction delays. At a press conference to announce the province’s socioeconomic performance in January-September of 2018, held on October 24, Nguyen Van Men, deputy director of the department, confirmed that Ben Tre Province alone was home to 11 wind-power projects, but one project was being cancelled because of protracted delays. The cancelled project was Wind Power Plant No.1, Men added. Work was scheduled to begin on the first phase of the project in the fourth quarter of 2016, with completion set for the fourth quarter of 2017. The second phase was expected to get off the ground in the first quarter of 2018 and be completed in the fourth quarter of the same year. However, construction was reportedly tardy, resulting in the license being revoked. The project was licensed for construction in the Thanh Hai and Thanh Phong communes of Thanh Phu District, covering 32,000 square meters of land. The project was expected to operate at full capacity of 28MW, of which the first phase would have had a capacity of 8MW, with the second reaching a capacity of 20MW, at a total cost of VND252 billion.