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Province’s leader works with ADB’s delegation over pilot solar power project

BTO-Standing vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee lately hosted a business delegation from the Asian development Bank (ACB) over the possibility of implementing a pilot bidding for a solar power project.

 At the meeting, also had the attendance of  leaders of functional departments, Ms Lee Huyn Jung-ADB’s Senior Energy Economist said that the bank has been appointed (by Ministry of Industry & Trade) as the technical consulting unit for a pilot solar power project with a capacity of 250-300 MW in Binh Thuan province. Binh Thuan is one of potential locations selected for the implementation of pilot solar power projects thanks to abundance of radiation, large reservoirs and vast land area

ADB pays specially attention to learn about the provincial authorities’ care about the pilot project, the current development situation of solar power projects in Binh Thuan; the status of power transmission grids, a problem that ADB is concerning in most because it is a crucial factor for the project’s success… According to Ms Lee, ADB has a determination to cooperate with Vietnam to carry out pilot solar project. After choosing suitable location, the bank will prepare pre-feasibility report and seek the Government’s permission to list this project in Vietnam’s national electricity development planning

 Speaking at the meeting, vice Chairman Luong Van Hai emphasized that the provincial People’s Committee always gives full support to this project. He proposed that ADB should consider about developing the project as a solar floating project on a water reservoir due to its large scale. The bank will make use of the existing power infrastructures and transmission networks of the current hydropower plants. For the coming time, Mr. Hai asked Department of Industry & Trade to provide necessary documents relating to the current development of solar power projects in the locality in order to facility ADB’s implementation plan.

Translated by Phuong Lan (Source:


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