The construction of a controversial combined-cycle plant in Morelos in Mexico has been given the green light to re-start after the local community was convinced of the benefits it would bring to the area, NOTIMEX reports.

The government reassured the local population that the project would guarantee a safe and reliable supply of electricity and natural gas, which would both meet the needs domestic consumers, as well as encourage the economic development of the region.

The Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is in charge of the project.

The CCPP, which will have a generating capacity of 640 MW, is the CFE’s first project to increase power production in the Midwest of the country.

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