A 28-year-old aims to build a giant solar farm in Asia


The son of a prominent Philippine congresswoman is attempting to build the largest solar farm in South East Asia, which could power 800,000 homes when completed. — AP Photo

The Ivy League-educated son of a prominent Philippine congresswoman wants to build the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia using proceeds from an initial public offering next month.

Leandro Leviste, 28, will seek to raise as much as 2.7 billion pesos (RM225.34mil) by selling shares in Solar Philippines Nueva Ecija Corp., a unit of his Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings Inc.

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