Tokyo, Feb 19 (Reuters) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce a $3 billion plan to build solar power plants and wind farms in the country’s south-east next week, Bloomberg reported.

The announcement will be made at the Tokyo-based government-sponsored conference on clean energy in March, which is held at the Akari District of Osaka, which has been hit hard by a lack of renewable energy.

Bloomberg said the Prime Minister’s office said the plan would include an expansion of the countrys renewable energy system, the expansion of wind and solar power projects in the area and the establishment of a green tourism district in the region.

The government has promised to build a total of 15 wind turbines by 2022, which would be the largest wind farm in Japan, according to Bloomberg.

The plan will be announced at the Japan Economic Forum, which also covers energy, agriculture, technology and the environment.

(Reporting by Kazunori Yamada; Editing by Rolf Molyneux)