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SK Group eyes hydrogen investment in Can Tho

By Trung Chanh

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CAN THO – South Korea’s SK Group has expressed its interest in a hydrogen production project in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Speaking at a meeting with the Can Tho government on October 11, Lee Dong Uk, senior advisor to SK Group, said the firm owns hydrogen production technologies, so it can produce the clean and green energy.

Apart from focusing on solar and wind power, hydrogen production is also a trend for sustainable development, Lee affirmed.

He also said that Can Tho City’s strategy to develop a thermal power facility center in O Mon is one of the factors prompting the group to map out a plan to invest in hydrogen production in the city.

“We are in the process of making a general plan for the project,” said Lee.

SK Group expects to build truck and passenger coach care stations in the city. These stations will offer charging, hydrogen filling, shopping, catering, sports and maintenance services.

Jeong Seung Hwan, CEO of SK Vietnam, said these projects would help Can Tho move toward eco-friendly and sustainable growth.

“By 2050, Vietnam aims to shift to buses and cars using clean energy, so we expect to join hands with Can Tho to set up stops, charging stations and hydrogen filling stations suitable to the country’s transition plan,” he said.

Nguyen Van Hong, vice chairman of Can Tho, said SK Group’s two projects match the city’s growth plan.

Aside from committing to creating favorable conditions for SK Group, Hong also tasked the municipal departments and agencies with supporting the South Korean company to soon implement its projects.

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