48-mln-USD projects set to ensure power supply for APEC hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Several key power transmission projects, worth a total 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), have been constructed since 2015 to ensure power supply for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam this year.

Members of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Group – the Central Power Corporation (EVN CPC), the National Power Transmission Corporation, and Da Nang Power Co., Ltd – worked together to carry out these projects.

A 220kV, five 110kV and two medium-voltage transmission lines have been completed to date while the construction of five other 110kV and four medium-voltage lines has been sped up in an attempt to put them into use before August.

The EVN CPC confirmed that electricity will not be cut off at any time in Da Nang City from October 25 to November 15 and it will ensure the reliability of the system and have backup plans for power supply at APEC events.

Locations for APEC events such as Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort, Furama Resort, Pullman Resort, Olalani Resort, Sheraton Hotel, Novotel Hotel, Tien Son Sports Palace, Da Nang City Administration Centre and Da Nang International Airport will be prioritised for power supply.

Vietnam will host about 200 APEC events across ten major cities, with the biggest being the APEC week in central Da Nang city in November.

This year marks the second time Vietnam will host the APEC, following the first in 2006.-VNA