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Hanoi (VNA) – There was a remarkable change in the use of electricity among sectors in southern provinces in the first six months of 2016, according to the Southern Power Corporation of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVNSPC).

The proportion of electricity used in industry and construction fell from 61.82 percent to 59.29 percent, while that in agro-forestry-fisheries increased from 3.22 percent to 5.37 percent.

In January-June, the company sold over 26.7 billion kWh of commercial electricity, a year-on-year rise of 12.41 percent, fulfilling 48.86 percent of the annual target.

Electricity used in industry and construction recorded a growth of 7.8 percent against the same period last year, while that in agro-forestry-fisheries also registered a high growth, mainly in Binh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Hau Giang provinces.

The main sources to supply power for households in 21 southern cities and provinces come from electricity plants in the south and the 500kV North-South transmission line.

The EVNSPC is coordinating with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to promote electricity thrift practices among customers and build proper measures to avoid overloading and ensure sufficient electricity during the dry season and for the whole of 2016 in the south.-VNA