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Kien Giang’s island commune joins national grid

Residents in the island commune of Tien Hai in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang’s Ha Tien city, now access the national grid thanks to an electricity provision project completed on October 25.

Costing over 182 billion VND (7.8 million USD), the project installed a cross-sea 22kV line stretching over 17.5 km, three-phase medium-voltage and low-voltage lines respectively spanning 6.54 km and 6.15 km, and eight transformer stations.

It is part of the Electricity of Vietnam’s Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC)’s several projects to connect southern rural areas with the national grid.

Previously, residents of the commune mainly used electricity generated from diesel substations in 12 hours per day, thus resulting in difficulties in local life and economic development.

Phan Van Xuan, Vice Chairman of the Ha Tien People’s Committee, said Tien Hai’s joining the national grid will contribute to developing the local tourism sector and attracting investors./