|The underground cable network is affected by the construction of roads and pavements in the city. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung
HA NOI (VNS) — Violations of safety regulations for the high-voltage grid have fallen dramatically compared with last year, according to Industry and Trade Department Director Lê Hồng Thăng.
The department in co-ordination with the relevant agencies have uncovered 883 violations of regulations on the high-voltage grid safety corridor during their investigation. Of these, 236 cases have been handled, while the rest have not been resolved.
The City Steering Committee also asked the committees of 16 districts to deal with violations strictly and to prevent new violations.
The violations were caused by a lack of knowledge of power safety amongst residents and contractors of construction projects.
Nguyễn Đinh Thắng, deputy head of the power management office, said the project contractors had not followed procedures to protect the power network.
Many power networks in rural areas have been seriously affected by building projects due to the infrequent inspection of local authorities, he said.
The power management units need to request project investors and contractors to sign an agreement on the necessary measures to be adopted to ensure the safety, he said.
To ensure the integrity of the high-voltage grid safety corridor, power management agencies need to strengthen close co-ordination with local agencies for inspections and handling violations and must release campaigns to educate people about safety. — VNS