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Central Vietnam’s Gia Lai okays 500MW solar farm

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The Gia Lai provincial People’s Committee has proposed adding 10 other solar power projects with a total capacity of 1,125MWp to the planning, and allowed approved surveys for 25 projects with an estimated capacity of 4,563MWp. SUPPLIED

Central Vietnam’s Gia Lai okays 500MW solar farm

The Vietnamese Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has approved the investment plan for the KN IaLy-Gia Lai solar power project, which has a total investment of more than 9.55 trillion dong ($416 million).

The project covers 533ha of water surface of Ia Ly hydropower reservoir and 5ha of land in Ia Ly commune, Chu Pah district, designed to avoid impacts on farming and tourism activities as well as local waterway traffic system and the operations of Ia Ly hydropower plant.

Work on the KN IaLy-Gia Lai solar power project, which has a designed capacity of 500MW, will begin in the second quarter of next year and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023. Its operation duration is 50 years.

Gia Lai province borders Andong Meas and O’Yadav districts in Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province.

The Vietnamese province currently has two operating solar plants worth more than 1.5 trillion dong with a total capacity of 84-megawatt-peak (MWp), along with two approved projects with a total capacity of 74MWp. An additional five projects have been added to the province’s planning with a combined capacity of 654MWp.

The provincial People’s Committee has proposed adding 10 other solar power projects with a total capacity of 1,125MWp to the planning. Meanwhile, it has allowed approved surveys for 25 projects with an estimated capacity of 4,563MWp.

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