After being connected to the national grid a year ago, the lives of more than 50 Cor ethnic minority households in Trung hamlet, Tra Son commune, Tra Bong district, Central province of Quang Ngai have improved significantly.

Though the hamlet was located within the area of the Tra Bong- Tay Tra inter-district high-voltage work, it was not connected to the national grid until the end of 2016.

"Other hamlets have joined the national grid, except us. We had to buy kerosene or make a fire for our kids to study at night. But now we are very happy as national grid reached our hamlet," Ho Thi Sieng, a resident from Trung hamlet, Tra Son commune, Tra Bong district, Quang Ngai province said.

Another resident from the hamlet, Le Minh Nguyen said: "Everyone is happy, as our kids can study at night. Besides, we can watch TV."

A new day has come to Cor ethnic people in Trung hamlet. A poor and backward hamlet which used to be called an “oil lamp” one was replaced by a more dynamic and modern place.

 Since being connected to the national grid, Ho Thi Hien’s family bought a husking machine to the serve demand for local residents. The business has helped enrich her family.

"People don’t have to walk to other hamlets for husking agricultural products anymore. Now everyone can use our service. The business has helped  stabilise our family," Ho Thi Hien said.

Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee of Tra Son commune, Tra Bong district, Quang Ngai province, Dinh Long Ninh said "After being connected to the national grid, the living standards of local people have improved remarkably. People can now access daily information."

Cor ethnic minority people in Trung hamlet are expected to continue to develop the locality’s economy, contributing to the development of Tra Bong district.-VNA