The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak targets to have more than 97.5 percent of its ethnic minority households accessing the national power grid in 2015.

The locality also aims to ensure all of its communes and residents are connected to the network by 2020 through mobilising various resources to accelerate power supply installation in non-electrified hamlets and villages.

Other projects have been also carried out in the province, including building and upgrading facilities to ensure stable connections to a power supply for 12,536 ethnic minority households in 80 communes across 13 districts, townships and cities at total cost of about 193.5 billion VND (9 million USD).

Additionally, communication activities have been enhanced across remote and border areas to raise their awareness of safe and efficient electricity usage.

In 2014, the Dak Lak Power Company is commercial power output reached more than 1 billion kWh, up 11.2 percent from the previous year.

The province currently leads the region in access to power with all communes tapping the national grid. As many as 96.8 percent of its ethnic minority households accessed the national power grid.

Covering more than 13,000 sq.km of land in the heart of the Central Highlands, Dak Lak is home to approximately 1.8 million residents, with over 1.3 million people living in rural areas and more than 30 percent of the population being ethnic minorities.-VNA