|Inhabitants of An Binh Islet, 30km off the coast of central Quang Ngai Province, will have access to electricity before Tet holidays in February. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
QUANG NGAI (VNS) — Inhabitants of An Binh Islet, 30km off the coast of central Qang Ngai province, will have access to electricity before Tet holidays, which falls in February.
Vice chairwoman of Ly Son Island district's people's committee, Pham Thi Huong, said a diesel powered generator system will provide full-time electricity for over 500 islanders.
She said the project was part of the Electricity of Viet Nam Group (EVN) providing prolonged energy for living and production of the islet – 3 nautical miles away from Ly Son Island.
The province has been seeking funds for construction of a power line connecting the Ly Son Island and the islet.
Deputy director of QUang Ngai Provincial Power company, Cao Chuc said a 2km power line was completed and the islanders can use power full time.
Power was only used within a few hours during the evening due to a limit of funds for fuel for the diesel power system in the islet.
The 1sq.km islet has been using fresh water from a 2012-built desalination station with funding from the South Korean heavy industry group Doosan Vina.
Last year, the district launched a new sea route, a key transport route for the passengers and cargo, between the island and the An Binh Islet with a 30-seat passenger ship running every day, every 15 minutes. — VNS