|Ly Son Island. — Photo dailo.vn
QUANG NGAI (VNS) — The central province has listed 16 priority projects for Ly Son Island district's socio-economic development with total investment capital of VND2.3 trillion (US$110 million).
The projects will take advantage of the island's first stable power supply, with a 35km power line scheduled to be completed at the end of this year, said vice chairwoman of the island district's people's committee Pham Thi Huong.
The line will provide electricity for the 21,000 residents of An Vinh and An Hai, the major communes on the island, and islet An Binh. Currently the island has to pay an average of VND10 billion ($476,000) annually to cover the costs of diesel generators.
The list of investment projects also includes a dyke, fishing port, Hoang Sa-Truong Sa museum and tourism services.
Located 30km off the coast of the central province, the island is a tranquil destination where inhabitants make a living from farming garlic and spring onions and fishing. — VNS