On September 27, 2023, the children in difficult circumstances of Binh Thanh commune, the students of “Education for children” program, and the children of border guard officers in Tuy Phong district received gifts to experience an unforgettable mid-autumn festival.

Gifts provided by People’s Committee of Binh Thanh commune, the Border Guard Command of Lien Huong Port and the La Gan offshore wind project included mooncakes, milk, lanterns, and school supplies such as notebooks and pens. These presents do not only capture the essence of the mid-autumn festival, but also symbolize the promise of a brighter future through education and future opportunity.

 Mr. Duong Khac Tiep, representative of La Gan offshore wind project, gave the presents to the children in Binh Thuan

The mid-autumn festival is a time-honored tradition that brings families together to celebrate the harvest season. As the full moon graces the night sky and the lantern lights up the streets, it’s the moment of unity when mooncakes are shared among loved ones. It is also considered as the children’s festival when all children have beautiful lanterns, wear masks, parade happily in the streets and enjoy dragon and lion dances.

For some children who are facing challenging circumstances, the small but meaningful presents can create an encouragement for them to strive for a better life, remind them that they are not alone on their journey. Additionally, the children of dedicated officers working at the border station in Tuy Phong district will be part of this celebration. These young individuals are growing up with a strong sense of duty and service to their community, and the gifts support inspiration for them to continue their commitment and hard work.

Mr. Duong Khac Tiep delivered gifts to children at Lien Huong Port Border Guard Station

For the La Gan wind project, this local support and festive gifting is not only a demonstration of the festival’s spirit but also a testament to the positive contribution on the local community, embodying the spirit of giving back.

Mr. Duong Khac Tiep, who attended the festival and handed out the gifts, stated: ‘As an employee of the La Gan Project, and having being born in Tuy Phong Dstrict, Binh Thuan, I am filled with a sense of great pride in representing a company that gives back to the local community, my community. I truly hope these gifts will go some way in bringing joy to the children for this autumn festival, and supporting their school work and educational journey’

Developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a leader in renewable energy worldwide, the La Gan project promotes environmental sustainability, creates job opportunities, and supports the region’s economic and social development.  CIP have over 50GW of offshore wind projects in development around the world in various stages of development, construction and operation, with approximately 3GW under construction in this year alone between Taiwan and South Korea.

The La Gan offshore wind farm is located off the coast of Binh Thuan, Vietnam, and is poised to be one of the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farms. With an expected capacity of 3.5 GW, it is estimated to power more than 7 million Vietnamese households, delivering a significant contribution to the country’s energy needs and contributing to Vietnam’s goals of becoming net zero by 2050.

The project has an estimated investment value of US$10.5 billion and adheres to the highest international standards, employing the most advanced wind-power technology. The project is expected to generate over 45,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.

The development, construction, and operation of the La Gan offshore wind farm are deeply rooted in community engagement and responsibility. The project is committed to conducting its environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) to international standards, utilizing the local contractors. This approach ensures that the project’s growth is economically beneficial and socially and environmentally responsible, reflecting a deep respect for the local environment and its people.