Hoi An to launch solar electricity system

Visitors to Hoi An ancient town (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNA) – A solar energy-based electricity supply system is set to be put intooperation on February 9 at the An Hoi statue garden in Hoi An city, the centralprovince of Quang Nam, after two years of construction.The launch takes place on the occasion of the fifth twinning anniversary betweenHoi An and Germany’s Wernigerode city. The project had a total investment of 145,000 EUR, of which 90 percent camefrom the German government.Under the project, solar panelsare installed in the Song Hoai square, capable of producing 51kWh ofelectricity for lighting and decorations for entertainment activities likestreet arts, folk games, decorative lanterns, and the Cau bridge relic. Vice Chairman of the Hoi An People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son said theproject contributes to deepening cooperation between Hoi An and Wernigerodecities.In addition, it also will encourage the use of renewable energy and help to mitigateimpacts of climate change, as well as develop sustainable tourism of Hoi An,turning it into an eco city.-VNA


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