|Residents of An Binh Islet, 30km off Quang Ngai Province, now have access to electricity. — VNS Photo
QUANG NGAI — Residents of An Binh Islet, 30km off the central Quang Ngai Province, switched to a 24-hour power supply last week.
Vice-Chairwoman of Ly Son Island's district people's committee Pham Thi Huong said the Electricity of Viet Nam Group (EVN) completed the installation of its diesel generator and grid line system on the islet last week.
She said these were the last few residents of the islet, located three nautical miles away from Ly Son Island, to get power supply.
Power was used only for a few hours in the evening due to limited funds for buying fuel for the diesel generator in the islet.
The islanders have been using fresh water supplied by a desalination station built in 2012, but the station did not often operate due to power and fuel shortage.
Last year, Ly Son Island connected to the national power grid system via a submarine cable installed by EVN. — VNS