KYIV (QHA) -

Plant for the production of solar panels is expected to be built by the end of 2019 in the city of Vinnitsa, the press service of the State Energy Efficiency reported.

“Construction of the plant is planned in Vinnitsa with two stages of 200 MW each. The second stage is planned to be completed already in 2019,” the report says.

The plant plans to produce panels with total cost of about $ 180 million a year and employ 400 people.

"Such a plant for the production of solar panels is a significant contribution not only to Ukrainian solar energy, but also to the economy of the region, job placement for the population, development of the domestic industry," the press service quotes Sergei Savchuk, head of the State Energy Efficiency Agency.

According to Savchuk, this year another plant for the production of solar panels in the city of Energodar (Zaporizhya region) started its work.

Earlier, it was reported that in autumn 2019 the Ukrainian state-owned enterprise "Antonov" intends to complete the construction of a plant to produce an An-132D aircraft in Saudi Arabia. The plant, for which 2,500 hectares of land was allocated, will have a runway.

QHA