The project, which has officially been launched since November, 2012, is one of Quang Ninh’s key projects aiming to provide power to more than 1,400 households on Co To Island and five communities on Van Don island and boost socio-economic development and national security in the north-eastern region. The development is about to cost VND1,073 billion (US$51 million), of which VND883 billion ($42 million) will come from provincial coffers and the rest from the Northern Electricity General Corporation.
The project is the first in the country to bury 25km of 22kV electricity cable under the sea. It is expected to be completed in October, 2013.
So far, the investors have already set up technical design, total summary cost estimate and conducted landmine & explosive ordnance clearance. Currently, constructors are excavating and casting almost all foundations for 110kV and 22kV electrical poles.
Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chairman Do Thong asked relevant departments and localities to work closely with the investors to speed up the project’s timeline and improve operational efficiency so that the project could be completed on time./.