Electricity of Vi​etnam will seek Government permission to supply electricity to all islands in Truong Sa archipelago. (Photo:VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Electricity of Vietnam is set to link up more islands with the national power grid this year.

It would supply power through undersea cables to Cham Island in the central province of Quang Nam possibly from September, EVN said.

In the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, Lai Son Island is expected to be linked by the end of this month.

Work to supply electricity to Hon Nghe Island Commune in Kien Giang is 25 percent complete and likely to be finished this quarter.

In the north, Cai Chien Island Commune in Quang Ninh Province, the only island not to have power the province, will be linked soon.

From now through 2020 EVN will focus on wrapping up a 2013-20 programme to supply power to all rural and mountainous areas and islands.

In May an EVN team did a survey on solar and wind energy generation in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. EVN will seek Government permission to supply electricity to all islands in Truong Sa, according to Pham Minh Thang, an EVN board member.

In the first six months of the year EVN supplied 76.44 billion kWh of electricity, a 11.7 percent increase year-on-year.

During the period demand was up 10.3 percent in the central region, 11.96 percent in the north and 12.28 percent in the south.

Despite the rapid rise in demand, EVN has assured it can continue to meet it.-VNA