EVN to ensure power supply to Truong Sa islands hinh anh 1A corner of the Song Tu Tay island in Vietnam's Truong Sa archipelago (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) will work with the Naval High Command on a report proposing the Government allow the group to supply electricity to all islands in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

The EVN has just conducted a survey on supplying electricity to islands in Truong Sa in preparation for power system management and operation, said EVN board member Pham Minh Thang.

On the occasion, the group raised funds from its employees to build a multi-functional cultural house on Da Lon C Island and presented gifts to officers, soldiers and people in the archipelago.

According to the EVN, as of the beginning of 2016, electricity had reached 99.8 percent of the total communes and 98.76 percent of households nationwide. Almost all border communes had access to electricity. The group is providing power for nine out of 12 island districts.

Between now and 2020, the EVN will focus on completing projects under the programme on supplying electricity for rural and mountainous areas and islands in the 2013-2020 period, ensuring power supply to nearly all rural households.-VNA