Electricians join in helping flood victims

Update: October, 27/2017 - 15:00
A worker from EVN Chương Mỹ Power Company arrives flooded residential areas to support residents. — Photo Hoa Việt Cường
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The daily lives of more than 1,000 families in Hà Nội’s Chương Mỹ District are returning to normal thanks to the resumption of power supply.

There was chaos in the district due to the serious floods early this month.

Electricians from Electricity of Việt Nam (EVN) Chương Mỹ Power Company worked alongside residents to addresses problems in the aftermath of the serious flooding.

Villages in three communes in the district – Tân Tiến, Nam Phương Tiến and Hoàng Văn Thụ - were deep in water after a section of the dyke on Bùi River collapsed, as a result of which residents in the area lacked clean water and electricity.

According to the power company, week-long flooding damaged electricity equipment and electrical lines to households, posing high risks of fire and short circuit.

Deputy director of the company Phạm Ngọc Tuấn said the company assigned all its employees to assist in ensuring safety of residents and electricity facilities.

Operation of electrical equipment and power transformers in flood-prone areas was halted.

The company’s workers also visited residents’ homes to examine electrical equipment and wiring. They helped fix bulbs and electrical fans at Nam Phương Tiến Primary School and Nam Phương Tiến A Secondary School.

Further, Tuấn said the electricians travelled by boat to heavily-flooded areas to distribute food and drinking water. — VNS