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|Korea Telecom Group has started construction of a solar power project in Quang Binh province. Photo m.gafin.vn|
A ground-breaking ceremony for the project, which has a capacity to produce 760KW of power, was held on July 1.
Funded by official development assistance (ODA) loans from the Republic of Korea (RoK), the project is expected to provide solar power to nearly 1,300 families and 78 public service units in far-flung and mountainous areas in Le Thuy, Quang Ninh, Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts, which are outside the reach of the national grid.
The project is expected to become fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Huu Hoai said it was a project for humanity that would greatly benefit impoverished local people and ethnic minority groups in the remote areas along the Viet Nam-Laos border, who have not had any access to the national grid.
Project Manager Vo Quang Minh said the rough local terrain and unfavourable weather conditions were among the project's challenges.
Project Contractor Lim Tae Seong of the RoK-based KT Corporation said they would ensure the project's quality and progress as per schedule.