Hon Nghe to be connected to national grid

Update: October, 21/2015 - 14:00
Kien Luong District's Hon Nghe Island will be connected to the national power grid early next year. — Photo

KIEN GIANG (VNS) — More than 520 households in Kien Giang Province's Hon Nghe Island are expected to benefit from a project that will connect them to the national power grid next year.

Under the plan, the Southern Power Corporation under Electricity of Viet Nam (EVNSPC), together with Electricity of Kien Giang Company, will complete their work early next year in the southern province.

The sea-spanning power project will cost VND140 billion (US$6.3 million) and will involve the construction of a 16.37km-long 22kV transmission line and eight substations.

The project is expected to supply power to nearly 2,230 people on the island and will meet their social and economic development needs.

Besides Phu Quoc Island, Hon Nghe in Kien Luong District is an island that has great potential for the development of a marine economy, services, tourism and maritime transport, Deputy Director of Power Corporation Pham Ngoc Le said. — VNS