The Central Highland provinces of Dak Lak and Dak Nong are aiming to complete the construction of a 500kV power grid by April 30.

The electricity line, the 500kV Pleiku-My Phuoc-Cau Bong, runs through Ho Chi Minh City, the southern provinces of Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, and the Central Highland provinces of Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Dak Nong.

In order to ensure the process, Dak Lak authorities have been creating the best possible conditions to facilitate building work.

Meanwhile, on April 9, a delegation from the Electricity of Vietnam held a working session with Dak Nong provincial People’s Committee to solve existing shortcomings and carry out measures to speed up land clearance and compensation work for households to be relocated.

Once completed, the 437-km network will increase the electricity back-up capacity for the Central Highland and southern regions of the country.

It will then boost power connectivity throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia after 2015.

The project has a total investment of 9.3 trillion VND (437 million USD), funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank), the Vietnam Development Bank (VDB) and other financial sources.-VNA