Thousands of Mekong homes linked to grid
HCM CITY (VNS)— More than 20,000 Khmer households in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang have been connected to the national power grid as part of a two-phase project.
|Workers from southern Soc Trang Province's Electricity Company test power lines linked up to the electrical grid. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha
Begun in mid-2010, the project's first phase has an investment of VND305.4 billion (US$14.5 million), and the second phase, an investment of VND169 billion ($8 million).
Under the second phase that begins next year, a total of 436km of power lines will be built, and 168 transformer stations with a total capacity of 3,677.5 kVA will be installed in 51 communes in 11 districts.
Upon completion of the second phase, an additional 13,200 families will have access to electricity.
At the end of the project, more than 96 per cent of all households and 94 per cent of all Khmer households are expected to be connected to the power grid. — VNS