The Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh PPC Do Thong on March 14 had a meeting with the General Director Nguyen Phuc Vinh of the Northern Electricity Corporation to discuss the project to bring electricity cable system to the island district of Co To.
The project is of great importance to ensure an adequate power supply for production and daily life on Co To island
According to the Vice Chairman Do Thong, with the aim of establishing an electrical cable system connecting the island to the national electricity grid on the mainland, the project includes three construction contents: construction of the 110-kV power station at Van Don district, construction of electrical lines and posts from Van Don district to Quan Lan island commune (Van Don district) and construction of electrical lines and posts from Quan Lan island commune (Van Don district) to Co To island district. The total length of the aligning system from Van Don 110-kV to Co To island is 65 kilometers.
On the basis of some investment plans proposed by the Department of Industry and Trade, participants discussed issues related to investment responsibilities, project management and technical plan.
The Chairman cum General Director of the Northern Electricity Corporation highly appreciated the significance of the project and committed to build and put the Van Don 110-kV power station into operation within 2012.
The Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh PPC expressed his thanks to the Corporation’s active cooperation in the project. The two sides agreed to establish the Project Steering Committee in which the Northern Electricity Corporation acts as the project’s investor.
The Corporation will be responsible for the construction of the 110-kV power station at Van Don district, electric cable system from the station to Dai Chuoi hamlet at Van Yen commune, Van Don district as well as the power distribution network on Co To island. The construction of electric cables from Dai Chuoi to Co To will be financed by Quang Ninh province.
Quang Ninh province and the Corporation will ask the Prime Minister for incentive policies to implement the project quickly and effectively.
As planned, the project will be officially launched in the beginning of the 3rd quarter of 2012 and is expected to be finished in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
Co To Island is currently not connected to the national grid and local people must use generators to produce electricity. Therefore, the project is of great importance to ensure an adequate power supply for production and daily life on Co To, one of the farthest inhabited islands from the mainland.