Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Dak Nong (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong aims to connect all local communes and households to the national power grid by 2020.

To realise this goal, the province is carrying out a power supply project targeting dozens of thousands of rural households from 2014-2020 at a total cost of over 771 billion VND (34.42 million USD).

As of the end of 2015, over 135,000 households in 771 villages have enjoyed national power coverage, accounting for approximate 94 percent of the local population.

Last year, the Dak Nong Electricity Company in cooperation with local relevant bodies invested over 100 billion VND (4.46 million USD) in building and upgrading nearly 100 facilities and works serving the development of the local rural electricity network.

The local sector also focused on developing a comprehensive electricity transmission infrastructure system in a bid to enhance the effectiveness of the network, especially in the remote, border, far-flung and ethnic minority areas.-VNA