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Binh Dinh islanders finally connect to power grid
  • | | July 16, 2020 04:51 PM
Residents in Nhon Chau Island Commune or Cu Lao Xanh in Binh Dinh Province are eager to have electricity from an undersea cable system project.


Binh Dinh islanders finally connect to power grid.

The project will provide electricity to 650 households and is expected to be completed in August.

According to Binh Dinh People's Committee, Nhon Chau Island Commune has a strategic position in national defence and marine economic development plans. It has 650 households with 2,500 people. Most of them are fishermen and farmers.

Nhon Chau Power Station has used a diesel generator to provide electricity to the people only 12 hours a day. However, the generator is often overloaded as demand increase. Quy Nhon City People's Committee gives the commune VND3bn (USD129,000) each year to run the generator but it was not enough for the people there.

The locals hoped that they will be connected to the national power grid soon for stable economic and tourism development.

The undersea power cable project was started in April with 10,031 metres of undersea cable, 288 metre of inland cable and 4,846 metres of elevated cable. The total investment is VND351bn from non-refundable ODA from the EU.

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