Impoverished homes in Dak Nong lit up on Tet
NDO/VNA – More than 17,000 impoverished and ethnic households in Dak Nong province had their homes lit up as they welcomed the Lunar New Year after successfully connecting to the national grid, which now reaches 43 rural communes in the Central Highlands province.
The outcome was thanks to a provincial investment of over VND250 billion (US$11.6 million) to build 652,066 km power lines and 162 transformer stations in the localities, which commenced in 2013.
Between 2010 and 2014, the province also received a loan worth VND170 billion (US$7.9 million) from the German Development Cooperation Agency to improve energy efficiency in rural areas. The project upgraded and built facilities to ensure stable connections to power supply for Dak Rlap, Cu Jut and Tuy Duc districts.
Currently, 92% of local households have access to the national grid, including 87% located in rural, mountainous and border areas.
By the end of 2015, Dak Nong aims to ensure power is accessible to 95% of the rural, mountainous and border households.
Đăng ký: VietNam News