People of Thai Nguyen province gets access to electricity. (Photo: VNA)

Thai Nguyen (VNA) – As many as 698 households in eight hamlets in Van Lang commune of Dong Hy district, northern Thai Nguyen province, have got access to the national grid after a project was completed on January 24.

With an investment of 10.68 billion VND (almost 470,000 USD), the project installed nearly 25 km of electric lines and 4 transformer stations.

The project was officially launched in August 2016, with the aim of facilitating poverty alleviation programmes and improving the living conditions of local people.

By the end of August 2016, 76 hamlets in five districts of Thai Nguyen province have yet to be connected to the national grid.

Besides Van Lang commune, the Thai Nguyen Electricity Company is carrying out a project to bring power to 1,226 households in eight other communes of Dong Hy district.

The project is estimated to cost 18.7 billion VND (822,000 USD) and is expected to be completed before July 2017.-VNA