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Hanoi (VNA) – The electricity supplied for production in the first 11 months of 2015 reached nearly 61.73 billion kWh, a year-on-year rise of 8.78 percent, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

The group said sufficient, stable and safe electricity was ensured during the period to serve national socio-economic development, as well as cultural and political events – especially the freshly concluded 10th session of the 13th National Assembly.

The power system is operating continuously and there is standby power, it added.

Total commercial electricity output was estimated at 131.33 billion kWh from January to November, a yearly increase of 11.73 percent. The electricity amount supplied for industry and construction rose by 10.94 percent, while that for trade went up by 22.96 percent, for agriculture - by 23.95 percent, and for management and consumption - 10.93 percent.

The EVN confirmed it will ensure sufficient electricity in December. The power system will make maximum use of hydropower reservoirs, as well as coal thermal power and gas turbine plants.

The group will receive the management of the power system in Bach Long Vi island in the northern port city of Hai Phong this month, while accelerating the project on connecting rural areas in central Nghe An province to the national grid from 2014 to 2016 so that by the end of this year 16 local communes will have electricity.

According to research by the World Bank’s Doing Business programme, Vietnam’s electricity access index in 2015 leaped 22 places against the previous year, putting the country at 108 th place out of 189 global economies.

The duration to supply electricity for customers is 59 days, better than that of Indonesia, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.-VNA