16:43 | 04/08/2017 Industry
The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) on July 18 began operating a clean energy and lighting system on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and Platform DK1, and signed a cooperation agreement with the Naval High Command to supply electricity for the archipelago and the platform.
|EVN begins supplying electricity for Truong Sa - Source: VNA|
Duong Quang Thanh, Chairman of the Board of Members of the EVN, said that the group’s mission is to bring electricity to far-flung areas and islands, thus helping boost socio-economic development, maintain defence and protect national sovereignty.
Together with Truong Sa, EVN has to date received and operated power supply systems in 10 out of the 12 island districts across Vietnam, he stated, adding that it will begin operating the power grid in Con Co island district in central Quang Tri province this year.
With the cooperation agreement, the group will ensure sufficient and continuous supply of electricity for soldiers and people on all Truong Sa islands and Platform DK1.
Between now and 2020, the EVN will focus on completing projects under the programme supplying electricity for rural and mountainous areas and islands in 2013-2020, ensuring power supply to nearly all rural households.