Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) to focus all resources on supplying higher quality and more reliable power for socio-economic activities and people’s daily use. Photo evn.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) to focus all resources on supplying higher quality and more reliable power for socio-economic activities and people’s daily use.
The Government Office has sent a document conveying the PM’s instruction to EVN on the group’s power production and trading in 2017.
As the major State-owned firm in the power sector, EVN was asked to improve its restructuring efforts, thus enhancing its effectiveness and competitiveness.
The PM requested the firm to renovate and re-arrange power generation, distribution, retail and operation systems, as well as the electricity market to ensure the effective functioning of the wholesale power market.
The PM also directed EVN to own only six power plants with socio-economic, security and defence significance and other plants with close links to these major plants.
The firm was asked to make public its cost and power price, while focusing on fighting corruption, improving service, strengthening administrative reform and improving online payment services.
The Government leader also urged EVN to continue reducing the time it takes for businesses to access power, making Việt Nam among the four ASEAN countries with the shortest time for power access.
The firm was also reminded to pay more attention to the application of environmental protection during the construction of power projects, especially coal-use thermal power plants, while working to minimise environmental pollution during the operation of power plants. — VNS