Solar panels (Photo: VNA)

Hau Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang has granted approval to the construction of a 36MW solar power plant, said provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Le Canh Tuyen on January 29.

Covering an area of 55 hectares in Hoa An commune, Phung Hiep district, the plant is estimated to cost over 1.5 trillion VND (67.5 million USD), invested by PetroVietnam SongHong Investment and Trading Corporation.

The plant is set to become operational in the second quarter of 2017.

The solar power plant project is being constructed in line with the Government’s strategy to develop renewable resources by 2030 with a vision to 2050. The plant will help reduce the loss of electricity transmission and distribution for power systems. It is also a pilot model for similar projects in the province and Mekong Delta region as a whole.

The province has asked relevant agencies to coordinate with the investor to speed up necessary procedures while creating favourable policies for the investor in land clearance, taxes and training.-VNA