Construction of the 500kV Phu Mon-O Mon power transmission line is scheduled to commence in the third quarter this year, helping ensure a stable supply of power for part of the Mekong delta region.

The 90km line, expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015, passes three Mekong Delta localities of Soc Trang, Hau Giang and Can Tho.

It has a total investment of 2.8 trillion VND (131.6 million USD), sourced from the Japanese NEXI Bank and contribution by the Vietnam National Power Transmission Corporation (EVN NPT) – the project investor.

The Southern Vietnam Power Project Management Board under the EVN NPT is working with the localities to step up ground clearance for the project as well as the compensation for locals living in the project site.-VNA