Sual Mayor Roberto Arcinue called the proposed establishment of a second coal-fired power plant in the town timely amid the energy crisis in the country.
The Pangasinan politiko said the Korean Electric Corporation (KEPCO), the biggest power producer in South Korea, is currently in negotiations to build Sual’s second coal power plant.
Arcinue said KEPCO plans to build a 1,000-megawatt power plant worth $2 billion.
He said the proposed project is expected to generate thousands of jobs to locals.
Arcinue also addressed concerns over the power plant’s harmful pollution.
He said there are already new technology that will greatly reduce or eliminate pollutants.