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10,000 Mekong Delta households get electricity before Tet

Update: February, 18/2015 - 21:24

CỬU LONG (MEKONG) DELTA – The Electricity of Việt Nam's Southern Power Company (EVN SPC) set up a transmission line to electrify households in the Mekong province of Trà Vinh on Monday.

The construction of the transmission line includes a nearly 63km-long middle-voltage transmission line, a 340km-long low-voltage transmission line, and 167 transformers with a total capacity of 3,005 kVA.

This is the second phase of the project to supply electricity to homes that are not yet connected to the national grid, mostly households of the Khmer ethnic minority in Trà Vinh.

The project requires investment of nearly VN Đ100 billion (nearly US$4.7 million), 85 per cent of which will come from the State budget and 15 per cent from EVN SPC's counter capital.

The new transmission line will help electrify some 10,000 households in Trà Vinh before Tết.

EVN SPC said that the third phase of the project to electrify households in Trà Vinh Province is underway. Costing nearly VNĐ90 billion, the project aims to supply electricity to more than 6,300 Khmer households in the Mekong province.

On completion, the project will help increase the rate of electrified Khmer households in Trà Vinh from the current 93.8 per cent to 97.41 per cent, and the rate of total households connected with the national grid in the Mekong province from 98 per cent to 98.6 per cent. — VNS.

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