|Hậu Giang invests $160 million for electrical grid. — Photo congthuong.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang on Tuesday approved a development master plan for its medium- and low-voltage electricity grid from now to 2035.
Total capital for the plan will be VNĐ3.65 trillion (US$160 million), of which VNĐ1.375 trillion ($60 million) will be spent during from now to 2020.
A sum of VNĐ990 billion ($43 million) will be invested during the 2021-25 period, VNĐ650 billion ($28.2 million) in the 2026-30 period, and VNĐ625 billion ($27.2 million) in 2031- 35.
The total electricity provided by 2035 will be 3,622GWh, at an annual growth of 9.8 per cent.
“Towns and districts must review and update development master land plans for electrical development. The Department of Industry and Trade should conduct research and prepare for solar energy development,” Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, vice chairman of Hậu Giang People’s Committee, said at a meeting.
To prepare for the expansion of urban areas to 2020, authorities and consultants should make plans for a medium-voltage electrical grid in urban areas such as Vị Thanh City, Long Mỹ and Ngã Bảy towns, he said.
To ensure the success of the project, authorities should support land compensation, ensure safety for the electrical grid, and promote an energy saving programme.
The low-voltage electrical grid in remote areas in the province is unstable and does not have the capacity to generate sufficient power. — VNS