The projects cover more than 1,083 ha in the four districts of Trang Bang, Ben Cau, Tan Chau and Duong Minh Chau.
Nine of them are under construction and expected to begin generating electricity before June 2019. They include the TTC 1 and 2 solar power plants with a total designed capacity of 98MW in An Hoa commune, Trang Bang district.
Work on the VND2.6 trillion (US$114.8 million) plants kicked off in May and July 2018, and are projected to become operational in May next year.
Meanwhile, the Dau Tieng 1, 2 and 3 projects in the semi-submerged area of Dau Tieng Lake in Tan Hung and Tan Phu communes of Tan Chau district and Suoi Da commune of Duong Minh Chau district have a total designed capacity of 500MW. Built at a total cost of VND12.7 trillion (US$545 million), the three plants are expected to be completed in June 2019.
Meanwhile, VND2.4 trillion (US$103 million) has been injected into building the HCG Tay Ninh solar power plant and the Hoang Thai Gia trade, industry and energy complex at the Moc Bai border gate economic zone in Tien Thuan and Loi Thuan communes of Ben Cau district. The 100 MW projects are also expected to be put into operation in June next year.
For the solar energy projects to soon operate, local authorities have instructed relevant departments, agencies, localities and investors to remove difficulties during the implementation of the projects and speed up the progress of site clearance and compensation.
They need to guide foreign investors and contractors involved in projects in the semi-submerged area of Dau Tieng Lake to seriously follow regulations on use of foreign workers.