Japan aids power development in Phu Yen province

11:38 | 07/04/2018 Energy

The south-central coastal province of Phu Yen is implementing an electricty grid project worth nearly 237 billion VND (US$10.4 million) sourced from Japanese non-refundable official development assistance (ODA).

Japan aids power development in Phu Yen province - Source: VNA - Illustrative image

The project will be carried out across 65 communes, wards and towns with a view to upgrading the power distribution network to meet the increasing demand in the province, which is estimated to grow at 8-10 percent per year.

The project aims to build and upgrade nearly 207km of medium-voltage lines, 195km of low-voltage lines, and 40 transformer stations with a total capacity of 10,063 KVA.

The project invested by the Electricity of Vietnam’s Central Power Corporation will be completed at the end of 2018.

Standing Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Chi Hien said the project is expected to meet the local surging demand for electricity and contribute to the fulfillment of the power access criteria under the national programme on building new rural areas.

He asked relevant agencies to assist the investor with land clearance, compensation and other issues according to regulations as well as promote the project to help people understand its goal to ensure the progress.

Theo VNA