Under the project, solar panels will be installed in households and administrative buildings in hamlets in communes that the national grid has not reached.
The project will be carried out in eight border communes of four districts – Ngan Thuy and Kim Thuy of Le Thuy district, Truong Xuan and Truong Son of Quang Ninh district, Thuong Trach, Tan Trach and Son Trach of Bo Trach district and Trong Hoa of Minh Hoa district.
The project is expected to provide solar power to more than 1,200 households in 40 hamlets once it is completed on July 1, 2018.
The US$13.7 million project was launched on July 1, 2015, with the initial aim that 46 hamlets in nine communes in the four districts get access to solar electricity. It was scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of this year.