The Cham Islands national power grid project starts


(QNO) - The ground breaking ceremony of the Cu Lao Cham (Cham Islands) national power grid  supplying project has recently held in Cua Dai ward (Hoi An city) by the Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC). Mr Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Secretary of Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Council of Quang Nam province, Mr Dinh Van  Thu, Chairman of  provincial People’s Committee, participated in the ceremony.

The overview of the ground breaking ceremony.
The overview of the ground breaking ceremony.

The project includes nearly 15.5 kilometres of submarine cable, 30 kilometres of lines on land in Hoi An city and in Cham Islands and 6 transmission stations with a total capacity of 900 KvA.

The total investment for the project is  VND485 billion (US$23.5 million) in which  the State budget accounts for 85% and 15% from EVNCPC.

According to Mr Duong Quang Thanh from Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN), this is a special power project to celebrate the 12th National Congress of the  Communist Party of Vietnam. It’s also the 9th of 12 island districts throughout the country which have been invested and carried out by the EVN. The project is  expected to be finished before  30 June 2016.

At present, 98.5% communes of Quang Nam province received national power grid. From now to June 2016, electricity will come to  the rest. This project will help Cham Islands to meet the demands of social-economic development and daily activities of the local residents as well as contribute to safeguard national defense security and national sea and islands sovereignty, said by Mr Dinh Van Thu at the ceremony.