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Electricity cables in new city to go underground

Update: March, 06/2013 - 00:00

BA RIA - VUNG TAU (VNS) — All electrical cables in the new city of Ba Ria in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province will be placed underground.

Local authorities yesterday morning kicked off a project to put 30.6 km of electricity cables underground, with the aim of improving the city view and making a safe and stable power grid.

The project, with a total cost of VND116 billion (US$5.5 million), will take place over a two-year period and be divided into two sections.

The first will include underground work for 12.9km of medium-voltage cables and 27 transformer stations. The second will have underground work to install 17.7km of low-voltage cables.

The Southern Electricity Co-operation has invested in the first section, while the second section will come from the province's budget.

The underground work is expected to affect nine city wards. The new city was created in order to reduce the population burden for the existing Vung Tau City, a tourism hotspot, in the province. — VNS

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