|Thousands of household in seven districts of southwest province of Kien Giang are expected to benefit from a project to connect them into the national power grid. It is estimated to cost about VND1.5 trillion (US$68.1 million). — VNA/VNS Photo
KIEN GIANG (VNS) — Kien Giang authorities and Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) will coordinate to implement a plan to connect seven island districts in the southwestern province with the national power grid in September.
The project is estimated to cost about VND1.5 trillion (US$68.1 million).
It comprises the construction of a 44km-long sea crossing, two 110kV substations in Lai Son Ward, a 53km-long medium voltage grid and a 38km-long underground cable system, as well as other electrical facilities.
The seven island districts that will benefit from the project are Hon Heo and Hon Nghe Islands of Kien Luong District, Hon Doc of Ha Tien Commune, Lai Son and An Son Wards, as well as Nam Du Island of Kien Hai District and Hon Thom of Phu Quoc Island.
The project will serve more than 6,800 households in these islands, helping to stabilise their lives and contribute to developing the marine economy.
The project is expected to help the island districts of Kien Giang Province promote sustainable fisheries, boost tourism and attract investment, thus improving the residents' living standards.
Between 2014 and 2015, EVN completed two projects to connect Phu Quoc Island and Hon Tre Island – the administrative centre of Kien Hai District -- with the national power grid.— VNS