Hà Nội Electricity Corporation (EVN Hà Nội) will spend about VNĐ 1.5 trillion (US$64.8 million) to bury electrical wires and telecommunication cables underground along city streets this year. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Electricity Corporation (EVN Hà Nội) will spend about VNĐ 1.5 trillion (US$64.8 million) to bury electrical wires and telecommunication cables underground along city streets this year.
Deputy Director General of the corporation Nguyễn Anh Tuấn said on Tuesday the work aimed to improve the urban look, create a compatible medium-voltage line, low-voltage line and telecommunication cables as well as increase quality of the company’s power service.
Tuấn said last year, the corporation finished work on 74 streets, burying 127.6 km of electrical wires and 69 km of telecommunication cables.
“The work is going on in other 25 streets in Hai Bà Trưng, Ba Đình, Đống Đa, Tây Hồ, Thanh Xuân and Hoàng Mai districts,” Tuấn said.
This year, the work will continue on 56 streets in Hoàn Kiếm, Hai Bà Trưng, Ba Đình, Đống Đa, Tây Hồ, Thanh Xuân, Cầu Giấy, Long Biên and Hà Đông districts.
Last week, Hà Nội People’s Committee announced a plan to re-surface pavement on nearly 300 streets in the city with natural stone, tezzarro tiles or concrete bricks. The re-surfacing is for streets where electrical wires and telecommunication cables are already underground.
Tuấn said to meet increasing demand for power during the summer, the corporation had made plans on power supply since late last year.
He said during this summer, when the temperature exceeded 36 degrees Celsius, the corporation would not make power cuts to maintain the system.
“Any problem that occurs in the power system in the city will be fixed within two hours,” Tuấn said, adding that last year, the corporation did a good job in responding to power-supply problems.
Tuấn also called on people to use electricity economically, especially during the next few months when northern provinces and cities including Hà Nội experience hot weather. — VNS