Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Central Vietnam’s Gia Lai okays 500MW solar farm

Central Vietnam’s Gia Lai okays 500MW solar farm

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
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.

VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia maintains 'Kun Khmer' stance despite Thailand’s boycott threat

    Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport. Despite strong reactions from the Thai

  • Artificial insemination takes herd from 7 to 700

    Some farms breed local cows or even import bulls from a broad for the purpose of breeding heavier livestock for meat production. One Tbong Khnum farmer has found a more efficient way. Hout Leang employs artificial insemination to fertilise local cows. Thanks to imported “straws”

  • Chinese group tours return to Cambodia starting Feb 6

    Cambodia is among 20 countries selected by Beijing for a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to provide international group tours as well as flight and hotel packages to Chinese citizens, following a three-year ban. As the days tick down until the programme kicks off on February 6,

  • Capital-Poipet express rail project making headway

    The preliminary results of a feasibility study to upgrade the Phnom Penh-Poipet railway into Cambodia’s first express railway indicate that the project would cost more than $4 billion and would take around four years to complete. The study was carried out by China Road and

  • Thai boxers to join SEA Games’ Kun Khmer event

    The Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) – together with the Kun Khmer International Federation (KKIF) and Khmer Boxing Federation – have achieved a “great success” by including Kun Khmer in the upcoming biennial multi-sports event on its home soil for the first time, said a senior

  • Bullets to bracelets: Siem Reap man makes waste from war wearable

    Jewellery is often made from valuable gemstones like emeralds or diamonds and precious metals like gold or silver, or valueless things like animal horns. But a man in Siem Reap has approached the manufacture of delicate pieces from a different angle. His unique form of