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Quang Ninh first to extend power grid to rural area

Update: June, 10/2013 - 09:45

QUANG NINH (VNS)— After two years of construction, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has become the first locality to complete a power grid for rural areas.

Under the VND370 billion (US$17.64 million) project, 178 transformer stations were built in the 2011-2012 period, bringing electricity to nearly 10,000 households in 12 districts, towns and cities in the province, local authorities announced yesterday.

The project aimed to create opportunities for economic development, improve the cultural and spiritual life of residents in remote areas and contribute to the successes of rural development programmes.

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang yesterday asked the Northern Power Corporation and the Power Company of Quang Ninh province (PCQN) to continue cooperating with the province's authorities to further improve power quality in deprived areas. — VNS

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