HCM City to bury over 1,000km of wires underground - HCM City to bury over 1,000km of wires underground - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation plans to bury more than 1,000km of electric lines and cables underground in 2014 and 2015, heard a conference reviewing the work in the southern hub on June 4.
From now to 2015, the firm will complete 36 ongoing projects installing 329km of power lines underground.
It plans to start 42 projects burying 394km of wires in 2014 while another 38 projects will begin in 2015 for 342km of power lines.
By the end of 2015, the city is expected to finish the rearrangement of 445km of middle voltage and 691km of low voltage lines along with 11.7km of 110kV cables.
The corporation attributed the great volume of work for 2014-2015 to the slow progress made from 2011 to 2013.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Manh Ha said that burying electricity wires and telecommunication cables underground has given a facelift to the city.
However, to ensure the work’s further progress, the corporation and managerial agencies, such as the municipal departments of transport, information and communications and industry and trade, need to devise measures to tackle existing problems, he added.
Presently, the city has buried 28 percent of middle voltage and 10.6 percent of low voltage lines. The respective figures are expected to reach 30 percent and 20 percent in 2015.