|Đắk Lắk Province plans to build 18 solar power plants by 2020. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
ĐẮK LẮK — The Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk plans to build 18 multi-billion dollar solar power plants by 2020.
The province has granted approval to four investors for the construction of four of the 18 solar power plants in Ea Súp District.
The investors include Long Thành Đắk Lắk Investment Joint-Stock Company, Xuân Thiện Co Ltd based in Ninh Bình Province, Việt Nam’s dairy company TH True Milk Group, and US power group AES Corporation.
Phạm Ngọc Nghị, chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that the other 14 solar power projects would help meet the goals of the national project on renewable energy by 2020.
“The solar power projects will greatly contribute to the socio-economic development of the province’s Buôn Đôn and Ea Súp districts,” he said.
The facilities will be built on 7,494ha of deforested land or land that has not been effective for agricultural and forestry projects.
Nghị said that the hydroelectric lakes of Buôn Kuốp and Sêrêpốk hydropower plants would be useful during construction of the plants.
The province’s People’s Committee said it had finished compiling all necessary documents and would submit them to the Government for approval. — VNS