The total investment needed by the project is estimated at 4.8 trillion VND.

Con Dao seen from above (Photo for illustration:

The transmission line built by the project is set to start at the 220kV power station in Vinh Chau town in Soc Trang province and will include 3 km of power lines on the mainland, another 15 km in shallow waters, 78 km of submarine cables, and 4.5 km of 110kV lines on Con Dao Island.

In a working session with Ba Ria - Vung Tau authorities in March, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to include the project in the medium-term public investment plan for the 2021-25 period, which was passed by the National Assembly last month.

Electricity demand on Con Dao, which is an increasingly popular tourist destination, has been on the rise.

Solar, wind, and gas-fired power generation on the island is neither stable nor profitable enough for investors, and solar or wind energy can only serve as supplementary power sources, according to experts.

Source: VNA