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Samal Island’s power problems will be resolved with a submarine cable

The undersea cable project, which would help Davao del Norte’s Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) with its power problems, will be operational in 2019, according to a company representative from Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. (NORDECO), who made the announcement on Sunday.

Elvera Alngog, the NORDECO officer in charge, stated during a press conference that the project is already 75 percent finished and the final 25 percent, which entails cable laying, will be finished before the year is up.

According to her, the cable, which is made in Italy, will be brought to the nation the following month and installed, at which point it will begin operating in the first quarter of 2023.

“Once in Samal, the [cables] will go by sea for three months, and it will only take around 15 days to lay the cable. So everything is okay “And Alngog.

The 14.7-kilometer undersea cable project, with a total cost of PHP1.1 billion, will link Barangay Aundanao in Igacos to the Pantukan grid.

Since the demand on the island is rising, this will help Samal’s power shortage, according to Alngog.

She added that a number of investors and developers had shown a desire to grow their operations on the island.

“It is more than sufficient. It will be sufficient for the island’s electricity needs “And Alngog.

She also promised to keep giving their member-consumer-owners (MCO) greater services when President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vetoed House Bill 10554, which would have increased Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC).

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