Stable electricity supply will be available for all localities, especially island districts recently connected with the national grid, during the traditional Tet holiday.

Speaking at an online meeting on February 2, Deputy General Director of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Duong Quang Thanh said the electric sector has reviewed its entire network to detect and repair any potential threats to avoid power-outages during the occasion.

Meanwhile, Pham Duc Thang, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), said the sector has stored and fully prepared for the national demand, ensuring stable prices and full availability.

During the event, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang urged concerned organisations to keep a close watch on the market to prevent smuggling, counterfeit goods, low-quality goods and trade frauds during the holiday.

According to EVN, in January this year, the sector produced 12.3 billion kWh of electricity and roughly 11 billion kWh of commercial power output, up 24.5 percent and 12.6 percent, respectively, from the same period last year.

The same month, crude oil production of was estimated at 1.62 million tonnes; natural gases at 0.9 billion cubic metres; and oil and petrol at 570,000 tonnes, all representing increases between 4-9 percent.-VNA