At a working session with leaders of the provincial Party Committee, a representative from the Banpu Power Public Company briefed them on the company’s financial capacity and experience in thermo-power development.
The company has invested in major electricity projects in Thailand and Laos, and been hailed by Thai and foreign organisations for efforts to develop business and production in line with environmental protection.
After studying the Long Phu 3 Thermo-Power Plant Project, the representative affirmed that the company has sufficient capacity to invest in project.
However, there remain challenges related to coal transportation via waterways. Therefore, the company made several proposals to address the problem.
Phan Van Sau, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said that the locality absolutely supports the Thai company’s investment intention.
He expressed his hope that the investment should associate with environmental protection to avoid affecting the life of locals.
Regarding difficulties in coal transportation, Soc Trang is calling for investment in a deepwater port in Tran De to facilitate import and export activities, he added.