28/11/2016 15:51 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Power comes to Kien Giang’s island commune

Kien Giang, November 28 (VNA) – The Southern Power Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam on November 26 fired up an 110kV cross-sea transmission line to supply electricity to Lai Son island of the southern province of Kien Giang.

With a total length of 43.9km, including 19.4 km on land and 24.5 km at sea, the An Bien-Lai Son 110 kV transmission line is the longest in Vietnam.

The line, whose construction commenced in September 2015, is among projects providing power for island communes in Kien Hai, Kien Luong and Phu Quoc districts and Ha Tien town.

As many as 2,000 households in the island are expected to benefit from the 368 billion VND (16.3 million USD) project.

The line will help promote socio-economic development, especially maritime economy, in Lai Son island in particular and Kien Giang province in general.

The Southern Power Corporation plans to build more transmission lines to connect other islands in Kien Giang to the national grid, contributing to developing the maritime economy and forming an island system in the country’s southwestern waters.
VNA/VNP