All Lai Chau communes link with national power grid hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)
All communes in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau are connected to the national power grid after electricity was brought to the province’s last two localities of Nam Cha and Ta Ba, according to the Northern Power Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN).

The rural electrification project in Lai Chau, built at a total cost of over 415 billion VND (19.3 million USD), included the construction of 35-kilovolt line and 0.4-kilovolt lines and 115 three-phase electricity stations with a combined capacity of 5,273 KVA as well as power meter installations for nearly 7,750 households.

To date, the province has 610 power transformer stations, 1,589 kilometres of medium-voltage line, 1,290 kilometres of high-voltage line and more than 77,000 electricity consumers.

Power supply for rural localities will pave the way for ethnic minority people to improve their livelihoods and develop the economy while narrowing down development gap between rural and urban areas.

The move also helps foster new style rural areas, contributing to maintaining defence-security of the province.-VNA