Ethnic minorities in Gia Lai get access to electricity hinh anh 1Local households in Bui village got access to electricity (Photo: VNA)
Gia Lai (VNA) – As many as 18 disadvantaged ethnic minority households in Bui village, Ia Ka commune of Chu Pah district, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai recently got access to electricity.

The village, 15 km of the Ialy hydropower plant, was the last area of Chu Pah district to be connected to the national grid.

The connection is a result of a project which started this June. With investment worth more than 1 billion VND (about 43,000 USD), the project installed some 1.2 km of electric lines and a transformer station.

Upon the completion of the project, local authorities have worked to raise public awareness of safe and efficient electricity utilisation, said Tang Van Dung, Deputy Director of Power Chu Pah.

To date, 99.8 percent of residents in Gia Lai province have access to electricity.-VNA