|The Southern Power Corporation of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN SPC) is investing in six new power projects in Phú Quốc island district in the Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang. Photo VNA|
HCM CITY — The Southern Power Corporation of the Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN SPC) is building six new power works, including 110-220kV transformer stations in the Phú Quốc island district of the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang.
With total investment of VNĐ3.3 trillion (US$143.76 million), the projects are expected to ensure stable power supply for the island’s development.
The projects include two 110kV transformer stations, one in South Phú Quốc and the other in North Phú Quốc, at a cost of VNĐ61.2 billion and VNĐ71 billion, respectively.
In addition, VNĐ156 billion will be spent on a 110kV Phú Quốc switching station, while VNĐ2.21 trillion will be allocated for construction of two 110kV power lines and a 220kV line connecting the mainland of Kiên Bình Commune in Kiên Lương District with Phú Quốc island.
Võ Quốc Tuấn, director of the SPC Project Management Board, said the power works are expected to become operational within this year.
However, those projects are meeting difficulties in land clearance and finding measures to reduce impacts on the protective forests at the proposed areas, according to Tuấn.
Phạm Vũ Hồng, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, has asked Phú Quốc authorities and the SPC to step up communications to help local residents understand benefits of the power projects and devise suitable compensation and land clearance plans.
Kiên Giang Province targets mobilising $9.5 billion for socio-economic development by 2020 and $45 billion by 2030. — VNS