Almost 95 percent from Thuan Ha and Thuan Hanh border communes in Dak Song district, the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, have accessed electricity thanks to a local power project in 2014-2020 period (Photo: VNA)

Dak Nong (VNA) –
Almost 95 percent from Thuan Ha and Thuan Hanh border communes in Dak Song district, the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, have accessed electricity thanks to a local power project in 2014-2020 period.

Dak Song district has 21 hamlets to get benefits from the project, prioritising the provision of electricity for 1,743 households from 11 hamlets in Thuan Ha and Thuan Hanh communes.

In the first quarter of 2018, the Dak Nong Power Company put into operation seven transformation stations with a capacity of 650kVA in Thuan Hanh commune.

The company also built a new transformation station with a capacity of 100kVA along with a 1.6km medium-voltage power line and a 2.5km low-voltage power line for more 80 households.

Apart from upgrading the power network, the company has also simplified procedures to supply electricity and promote the application of information technology to improve customers caring services.

Director of the company Tran Van Thuan said the implementation of power projects in border areas not only significantly contributes to the local socio-economic development but also completing the national target on rural electrification.

Dak Nong province shares over 120km borderline with Cambodia.

As of 2017, 99.98 percent of communes nationwide and 98.83 percent of households accessed to electricity. One decade ago, the rates were 97 percent and 93.4 percent, respectively.-VNA