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Dak Lak (VNA) – Over 2,000 local households in 29 hamlets in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, including those in disadvantaged and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, have get access to the national grid on the threshold of Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

According to the management board for rural power project under the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, this is part of a project to bring electricity to 250 hamlets and villages in 15 districts, towns and Buon Me Thuot city.  

With a total investment of 887 billion VND (38.9 million USD), the project aims to  construct and upgrade 282km of medium voltage lines and 437km of lower voltage lines; 256 three-phase transformers with a total capacity of 16,210 kVA; and connect over 22,453 ethnic minority households to the national grid.

This project plays an important role in boosting production, thus contributing to accelerating poverty reduction and socio-economic development, and improving living conditions for local residents.

Luu Van Khang, an official of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said the local authorities have directed contractors to accelerate the project’s process, towards bringing electricity to 100 percent of local households by 2020.-VNA