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Construction Initiated On USD 150 Million Solar Plant In Tra Vinh

ENERGY - Vietnam
January 2019

Trung Nam Tra Vinh Solar Power JSC has recently initiated construction of solar power plants, valued at VND 3.55 trillion (more than USD 150 million), in Duyen Hai Township, in Tra Vinh, a Mekong Delta province. The 171 ha plant expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2019, and it offers a designed capacity of 165 MWp. It will contribute more than 250 milion kWh of electricity to the nation grid annually.

According to the general director of Trung Nam Tra Vinh Solar Power JSC, Mr. Do Van Kien, the construction of the plant not only helps cut greenhouse gas emissions, but also generates jobs for more than 1,500 workers and contributes to development and social welfare in the region. The on-going project is firmly supported by Tra Vinh local authorities.

Experts anticipate a promising future for solar energy in Viet Nam as it has a technical potential of solar energy is estimated at 300 Gigawatts (GW). The Government has established an ambitious target to install 12GW of solar power by 2030.

(Sources: Vietnamnews)