Con Co Island to be connected to national power grid hinh anh 1Con Co Island in the central province of Quang Tri (Source: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) – Con Co Island in the central province of Quang Tri will become the 11th island nationwide connected to the national power grid.

An agreement to this effect was signed between the Quang Tri province People’s Committee and the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) in Dong Ha city on August 10.

Accordingly, the EVN will supply power to 26 households,11 agencies and sectors, along with other public facilities on the island, which are using diesel-generated electricity. 

The EVN has assigned Quang Tri Power Company to ensure round-the-clock electricity connection for the island.

Founded in October 2014 under the Prime Minister’s decision, Con Co has built a number of facilities, including a water supply system, a health centre, schools and roads to serve travel demand of local residents and tourists.

The two existing diesel-run generators on Con Co have provided electricity for the islanders for only 17-19 hours.

Located 30 km from the mainland, Con Co island, which crosses the 17th parallel, is considered an “outpost watch” due to its location. 

Covering 2.3 square kilometres, it is one of the most magnificent islands of the central region with its diverse ecosystem.-VNA