|More than 2,000 ethnic households in Đắk Lắk Province have access to electricity. - VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Cường |Viet Nam News
ĐẮK LẮK — Some 250 villages in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk will be linked to the national power grid by 2022, says the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
In the first phase of the project, at least 29 villages, with over 2,000 ethnic households, have been supplied electricity ahead of Tết (Lunar New Year).
The six-year project was implemented in 2016, with a total investment of VNĐ887 billion (US$39.4 million).
The project includes building and upgrading hundreds of kilometres of medium- and low-voltage lines and transformer stations to bring electricity to communes and hamlets, making their daily lives and economic activities easy.
Lưu Văn Khang, deputy head of the power management office, said there were 221 villages that were still not connected to the national grid.
Local authorities have directed construction units to accelerate power supply projects to help all households get access to electricity by 2020, Khang said.
Đắk Lắk has the highest number of communes and households with electricity in the Central Highlands region. — VNS