La Union coal power plant to generate 600MW electricity for PH

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LUNA, La Union: A P65-billion coal-fueled power plant, which will generate over 600 megawatts electricity to benefit the whole country, is expected to rise in a 40-hectare land in Barangay Carisquis, here according to Luna Mayor Victor Marvin Marron. He said that the project proponents are the Global Business Power Corporation, the largest independent power-producing establishment in the Visayas which is considering further expansion across the country, together with Vivant Corporation, a family-owned corporation in Cebu. The mayor said that the project can earn an average of P500 million in real property tax alone and that it would also benefit some 3,000 qualified skilled and non-skilled workers, including 300 high-skilled employees later. Opponents had earlier made on-line petitions expressing their apprehension to the project which they believed would affect farmers and fishermen, but Marron explained that the plant would be using a high-tech supercritical pulvurized coal fuel for the boiler so that no black emission and ashes will pollute the air. If the project pushes through, the power plant will be the first major infrastructure of the once “ghost town” and is seen to boost its economy, tourism and employment.

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