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Son La (VNA) – More than 5,300 ethnic households in the mountainous province of Son La have joined the national grid as a result of a local power project that began in September 2015.

The beneficiaries come from the Mong, Thai, Kho Mu, Xinh Mun communities residing in mountainous border villages across five communes in Mai Son and Song Ma districts.

Under an investment of 153 billion VND (6.88 million USD) sourced from the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and EVN Northern Power Corporation, the project completed on June 30, 2016.

It brings the proportion of residents in Son La having access to electricity to nearly 90 percent, with 87.8 percent of rural households now connected to the national grid.-VNA