|Ethnic people in 557 mountainous hamlets and 106 communes in Son La Province are to get electricity supply during 2010-15. — VNA/VNS Photo
SON LA (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai recently issued directives to implement the project to supply electricity to ethnic minorities in northern mountainous Son La Province.
Under the project, which was approved in 2009, ethnic people in 557 mountainous hamlets and 106 communes in Son La Province are to get electricity supply during 2010-2015.
The total investment for the project is estimated at VND557 billion (US$25.5 million).
The deputy PM has accepted a proposal put forth by the Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation (EVN), suggesting that the project be started by first supplying power to 22,617 households in the province.
On the deputy PM's instruction, the EVN will invest in setting up electric grids, and the Son La provincial People's Committee will bear the land clearance cost.
Deputy PM Hai has requested the EVN and Son La authorities to complete the project by the second quarter of this year to meet the target of supplying 86 per cent of the local households with power.
Under the project, the EVN has built 303km of medium-voltage lines, 141 transmission stations, and 531km of 0.4kV-electric lines. — VNS