Hoi An ancient town at night. (Source: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – Hoi An town in the central province of Quang Nam kick-started the construction of a solar energy-based electricity supply system to operate its sound and lighting system.

The project has a total investment of 145,000 euros, 90 percent of which comes from the German government and the remaining is sourced from Hoi An town and Germany’s Wernigerode city.

Under the project, solar panels will be installed in the Song Hoai square, capable of producing 55kWh for lighting and decorations for entertainment activities like street arts, folk games, decorative lanterns, and the Cau bridge relic.

Nguyen Van Son, Vice Chairman of the Hoi An People’s Committee, stressed that Hoi An and Wernigerode are twin cities and have cooperated in many fields, particularly culture and environment.

Wernigerode city has helped Hoi An call for assistance from the German Government’s Ministry for Cooperation and Development to implement the solar energy project.

The project is hoped to help Hoi An develop sustainable tourism that is suitable with its strategy to become an eco-culture-tourism city.-VNA