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|Technicians monitor a power generation system at a solar power plant in Long An (Photo: VNA)|
Long An - The Mekong Delta province of Long An is working to carry out solar energy projects on low-yield farming land in districts as it boasts huge potential for solar power development.
According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, most of the operational projects report positive business operations and have created stable jobs for local people.
On average, one 50 MWp project generates 72 million kWh of electricity each year and contributes about 18 billion VND (775,000 USD) to the provincial budget.
Local authorities advocate the strong development of solar power plants around the province, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade Duong Van Hoang Hoanh affirmed, adding that numerous investors have registered to build such projects on land with potential.
Long An province is currently home to 23 solar power projects with a combined capacity of 1,713 MWp.
Eight projects totalling 440 MWp are operational and connected to the national grid, while one is set to be completed and generate electricity from later this year.
The remainders are waiting for approval from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Government.