An engineering, procurement and construction contract for an undersea cable system linking Ha Tien township and Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang was signed in HCM City on May 3.
Under the contract, signed between EVN Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC) and Prysmian Powerlink SRL Group of Italy, the cable will be laid within 18 months at a cost of over 112 million USD, funded by the World Bank and EVNSPC.
As the longest of its kind in the Southeast Asia, the 110 kV cable system is expected to ensure a stable supply of electricity to local residents in the island district of Phu Quoc while promoting economic and defence development in the region.
Pham Ngoc Le, EVNSPC deputy general director said the project contributes to turning Phu Quoc into a high-quality tourism hub as part of the master plan for Phu Quoc island approved by the prime minister.
According to the deputy Chair of Kien Giang provincial People’s Committee Pham Vu Hong, the Phu Quoc district’s power network will be linked to the national grid by late 2013 through the Ha Tien – Phu Quoc undersea cable system.