In HCM City, Electricity of Việt Nam plans to accept bill payments only through banks and other modern platforms starting at the end of next year, putting an end to its conventional home collection service. — Photo viettimes.net.vn
HCM CITY — In HCM City, Electricity of Việt Nam plans to accept bill payments only through banks and other modern platforms starting at the end of next year, putting an end to its conventional home collection service.
Speaking about the utility’s achievements and plans at a conference on Tuesday, standing deputy secretary of the EVN HCM City Party unit, Cao Nguyệt Anh, said 57 per cent of consumers are already paying electronically.
People are becoming increasingly familiar with such payment modes and so EVN would stop collection of bills at home at the end of 2017, she said.
The company produced 21.9 billion kWh of electricity this year, up 8.5 per cent year-on-year, she said.
It has begun to supply power to Thiền Liềng Island in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District and ensured fixed tariffs for nearly 1.4 million poor workers and students in the city, she said.
Around 50 projects to bury power cables underground would be completed in 2017, with work on 34 having already begun, she said.
Deputy secretary of the city Party Committee, Nguyễn Thị Quyết Tâm, hailed EVN’s effort to make the city a convenient, modern place to live in.
It needs to continue playing its part in developing the city, carrying out frequent inspections and offering its services to more people, she said. — VNS