Guimaras wind power project takes off

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ILOILO CITY: The 54-megawatt wind power project proposed in Barangay Sebaste, municipality of San Lorenzo, Guimaras was recently endorsed by the Regional Development Council (RDC) as a priority development project of the Western Visayas region.

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The project is spearheaded by Trans-Asia Corp. under the Phinma Group led by President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon del Rosario Jr.

During the “Iloilo Means Business” summit held at Hotel Intercontinental in Manila on March 12, del Rosario assured his company’s commitment of bringing in more than P5 billion investments to the Ilonggos with a renewable energy project through the wind power in Guimaras.

Del Rosario said Phinma is also in the field of quality education by acquiring the University of Iloilo (UI-Phinma) right in the heart of Iloilo City.

The island province of Guimaras, which has five municipalities, is a member of the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council chaired by Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

The RDC resolution endorsing the wind power project is considered as the council’s strong commitment to promote Western Visayas as the country’s front-runner in the use of renewable energy mix by year 2020.

The project is also consistent with the Regional Development Plan 2014-2016 discussed in the chapter on bio-fuels and renewable energy.

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