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First solar power plant being built

Released at: 19:48, 29/08/2015

First solar power plant being built

Project represents an important step towards Vietnam developing clean and renewable energy sources.

by Quynh Nguyen

Construction of the first solar power plant in Vietnam began recently in Mo Duc district, central Quang Ngai province, with capital of VND826 billion ($37.17 million) and a capacity of 19.2 MW.

At the breaking ground ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai spoke of the significance of the project. “Although its capacity is not large, the project is the first important step towards the development of renewable and clean energy sources in Vietnam,” he said.

He added that Vietnam’s energy demand is on the increase, so the development of a variety of energy sources, especially renewable energy using private capital, as in this project, is essential and significant for socio-economic development.

The solar power plant will be built on an area of 24 ha and use solar photovoltaic technology from Thailand. It is expected to come into operation in mid-2016.

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