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Vietnam’s Gia Lai pushes on renewable energy development

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and the EU Delegation have pledged to work together for renewable energy development in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.

The duo held a meeting with the authorities of the Gia Lai to discuss on renewables and on electricity supply for rural areas.

According to Ho Phuoc Thanh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Gia Lai has a huge potential and investment opportunities for the development of renewable energy sources.

It has listed hydropower, solar, wind, and biomass energy with huge potentials.

As per the authorities, the province attracted 88 renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 4,362.89 MW in recent times.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An shared that the province needs more investment in renewables, and in the development of biomass power in particular.

As per the local media reports, the minister also urged the province “to follow the Party’s and State’s stance on energy development serving socio-economic growth and ensuring energy security as well as the Government’s prioritised policies for renewable power.”


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