Long An has first solar power project hinh anh 1The ceremony to start of construction of the solar power plant in Long An province on September 16 (Photo: VNA)

Long An (VNA) – Construction for a 40.6MW solar power plant started in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on September 16.

Invested by the BCG Bang Duong company, a member of the Bamboo Capital Group (BCG), the project covers 50.2 hectares and has total investment of 42 million USD in Thanh An commune of Thanh Hoa district.

Tran Van Can, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that this is the first solar project that the province has hosted, which is a milestone in the province’s new power development programme.

The operation of the plant will pave the way for other similar projects in the locality, he said.

When becoming operational, the plan sets to produce about 60 million kWh of power each year, helping enhancing the capacity of the national power grid.

The project includes the construction of an 110kV transformer station in Thanh Hoa district, a road system, and a pumping station system for reservoirs and a 9km transmission line.

It is scheduled to complete and put into operation by June 2019.

Nguyen Ho Nam, BCG President said that the firm will cooperate closely with world leading enterprises in solar power for best quality and ensure environmental safety.

It has partnered with Syntegra Solar of Germany as the designer and monitor, he noted.

Nam said that the solar panels used in the project is made with latest technology.-VNA