EVN SPC to focus on bringing power to island communes in 2019 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Southern Power Corporation (EVN SPC) will continue focusing on developing major power projects in 2019 to serve southern island communes.

The firm plans to finish a project to build the 220kV transmission line to Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province within the year.

The project, which was launched in late 2018, has a total length of nearly 81km, connecting the mainland of Kien Binh commune in Kien Luong district with Phu Quoc island.

According to EVN SPC Chairman and CEO Nguyen Van Hop, in 2019, the corporation will strive to put 574 power works into operation.

Last year, it invested over 7.4 trillion VND (318.2 million USD) in building and upgrading southern power networks, while repairing more than 834 other works at a total cost of over 1 trillion VND (43 million USD).

Hop added that the works have met the power demand for socio-economic development in 21 southern cities and provinces, especially major economic regions, while contributing to reducing power losses in the whole system.-VNA