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Hanoi (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) group said it has completed investment preparation for a series of rural power supply projects, to commence in the 2015-2020 period.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has approved EVN’s feasibility research reports of 22 electricity projects in rural and island areas in the period under the Electricity Supply Programme for rural, mountainous and island areas in 2013-2020, ratified by the Prime Minister.

EVN will work as the coordinator of the projects and its subsidiaries: North, Central and South Power Corporations will be investors.

According to the group, 21 out of the 22 projects will supply electricity from the national grid to local communities, and one will source electricity from a combined electricity production network of wind, solar energy, and diesel-fueled systems.

Over 7,236 km of medium voltage lines, over 13,640 km of low voltage ones , and more than 8,500 transformer stations will be built during the period, benefiting over 262,500 rural households in 22 provinces and cities nationwide.

The projects are expected to contribute to promoting poverty reduction and socio-economic development in benefiting localities.-VNA