The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand will build a new high-voltage transmission line to serve the southern region, upgrading the current inadequate supply, at an estimated cost of 60 billion baht, outgoing Egat governor Sutat Patmasiriwat said on Tuesday.
Motorists drive through the Nipat Songkroh 5 Road with street lights off in central Hat Yai of Songkhla, one of the 14 southern provinces hit by the major power outage on May 21, 2013. (File photo by Vichayant Boonchote)
Egat will ask for a formal approval from the board for the extension of its 500-kilovolt transmission line from Bang Saphan district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, to Surat Thani and Phuket.
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