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Vietnam sees solar power construction boom as nation goes green

Despite new facilities, power shortage looms after nuclear plants cancelled

The construction site of the cancelled nuclear power plant in the southern Vietnamese province of Ninh Thuan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomiyama)

HANOI -- Numerous projects to build large solar power facilities are underway in Vietnam, as the country scrambles to make up for the anticipated power shortage due to the recent cancellation of nuclear power plant construction projects.

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