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Kien Giang (VNA) – The Southern Power Corporation of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN SPC) plans to inject more than 7.66 trillion VND (344.7 million USD) into transmission projects across the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang during 2016-2020.

The projects aim to bring electricity to the Khmer ethnic group, rural and islands areas, and improve power transmission quality in Ha Tien town and Rach Gia city, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

This year, over 1.17 trillion VND (52.65 million USD) will be poured in building 110 kV power lines, transformer stations and electricity grids in the province.

Kien Giang province has also started work on eight power projects worth a combined over 40 billion VND (1.8 million USD) in An Bien, An Minh, Giong Rieng, Go Quao, Hon Dat and Kien Hai districts, in an effort to increase the rate of electricity access in the localities.

Over the past five years, the EVN SPC allocated more than 3.2 trillion VND (144 million USD) for various power projects in Kien Giang, helping raise the percentage of households with access to electricity to more than 98 percent.

Thanks to such efforts, the national electricity grid has reached Phu Quoc island, Hon Tre island commune and the administrative centre of Kien Hai island district.

Two other island communes, Lai Son and Hon Nghe, are expected to join the national power grid in late July and at the end of this year.-VNA