National Grid "covering" Sea Islands

Connecting the national grid to the Islands not only meets the power demand for socio-economic development and people's living but also contributes to the protection of national sovereignty in the waters and islands. To date, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has been selling electricity directly to 8 out of 12 island districts in the country.

Updated 03-26-2016

Being the sea border of Haiphong city and the first island in the country connected to the national grid since 1991, Cat Hai island is currently a popular tourist area with many modern resorts, attracting numerous local and foreign visitors.   

With a total investment of approximately VND 1,107 billion, at the end of 2012, for the first time, the power sector used technology of underground cable pulling to lay the 22 kV under the bottom of the sea, connecting the national grid to Co To island district (Quang Ninh province).

The 110 kV Van Don line with a total length of 65 km is considered a key project for developing the Van Don economic zone.

National grid has reached to every hamlet and village of Phu Quoc Island District.

On 6 February 2014, the Ha Tien-Phu Quoc Marine Cable project was inaugurated, supplying power   for Phu Quoc Island district (Kien Giang Province). The total length of marine cable is nearly 55.813 km, including 7.6 km of overhead line, with a total investment of over VND 2,300 billion.

Connected to the national grid, the lives of the people on Co To island district is significantly improving. Many enterprises have come here to invest in industrial and tourism development.

Cultural, spiritual life of people on Phu Quoc Island is improved and enhanced day after day.

With a total investment of over VND 670 billion, more than 8.7 km of  22 kV overhead lines and more than 26.2 km of 22 kV marine cables has connected the national grid to Ly Son Island District

In September 2014, 22 kV marine cable route connecting the national grid to Ly Son Island District (Quang Ngai) was inaugurated after only 5 months of construction.


On 11 February 2015, the national grid has reached Hon Tre island commune, the administrative center of Kien Hai district, Kien Giang Province. The project has a total investment of VND 69.5 billion.

In the coming time, Vietnam Electricity will implement the projects connecting the national grid to the island communes of Kien Giang province such as Son Hai, Hon Nghe, Tien Hai, Lai Son, An Son, Nam Du (Nam Du archipelago) and Hon Thom (Photo - a corner of Lai Son island commune (in Kien Hai district).