Lại Sơn Island Commune in the southwestern province of Kiên Giang was officially linked to the national grid on November 26 upon the completion of the cross-ocean 110kV line, the country’s longest above-sea power project so far. The project was built by Electricity of Việt Nam’s Southern Power Corporation and Kiên Giang Power Company, Vietnamplus.vn reported. More than 8,000 local residents from 2,000 households in the island commune will benefit from the power project which is expected to provide hundreds of millions of kWh/per year. With 14 months of construction, the power supply project for Lại Sơn Commune is part of a large-scale project to connect the province’s islands communes of Kiên Hải, Kiên Lương, Phú Quốc and Hà Tiên Township with the national electric network. With total investment capital of VNĐ368 billion, the 43.9km-long 110 kV An Biên-Lại Sơn power line consists of a 19.4km line on-land and a 24.5km line across the ocean.