57 villages in Đắk Lắk Province to be connected to national power grid

Update: October, 08/2018 - 05:00
Fifty-seven remote and rural hamlets and villages in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk is to be linked to the national power grid. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK LẮK — Fifty-seven remote and rural villages in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk will soon be connected to the national power grid, according to Lê Hòa Nhơn, deputy director of Đắk Lắk Power Company.

The linkages are part of the second phase of a project to link 250 villages in the province by 2020 to the national grid.

The total capital for the second phase is VNĐ172 billion (US$7.4 million), bringing benefits for more than 70,000 households.

The large province has complicated terrain, and such conditions have make it more difficult to connect some areas to the grid, but the company is tasked to ensure that each resident has electricity access, Nhơn told Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper.

The company is working with local authorities to compile an investment list and call for more sponsors for the project.  

In the first phase of the project, 31 villages with 2,786 households will be supplied with electricity ahead of Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays.

The six-year project, which began in 2016, with a total investment of VNĐ887 billion (US$39.4 million), includes building and upgrading hundreds of kilometres of medium- and low-voltage lines and transformer stations.

The project will bring electricity to communes and hamlets, which need power for their households and businesses.

Đắk Lắk Province has the highest number of communes and households with electricity in the Central Highlands region. — VNS