The southern province of Dong Nai will provide Dong Nai power company with a 68 billion VND (3.15 million USD) loan to build a rural medium-voltage grid, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

The sum will be spent on building 126 kilometres of electric lines and 97 transformer stations.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.

As many as 416,000 local rural households have so far accessed electricity, or 99.7 percent of Dong Nai population.

In the first half of this year, Dong Nai saved about 135 million kilowatt hours, 61,200 of which were spared during the Earth Hour Campaign.-VNA