The Ha Giang Electricity Company is working to develop local power networks and extend the national grid to far-flung areas in northernmost Ha Giang province, said Director Hoang Van Thien.

The power company plans to build a 13.8/220-kilovolt transformer station with a designed capacity of 50 megavolt amperes and seven other 110-kilovolt stations with a combined capacity of 236 megavolt amperes while a 220/110-kilovolt transformer station and four other 110-kilovolt stations will be expanded, capable of producing an additional 260 megavolt amperes in total.

The construction of a 9-kilometre 220-kilovolt power line and ten 110-kilovolt power lines totalling 58 kilometres in length are also slated for the period, benefiting Binh Vang and Nam Quang industrial parks, Thanh Thuy Border Gate Economic Zone and Tung Ba iron ore mine

In addition, the firm is inviting investment for a number of electricity projects that serve the transmission of China-imported electricity and link several local hydropower plants to the national grid.

This year, the Ha Giang Electricity Company will give priority to power projects that benefit tourism growth in Dong Van Karst Plateau and the resettlement of ethnic minority people from residential areas prone to landslides and flash flooding.

The national grid has reached 1,615 out of 2,057 villages of the locality and about 78 percent of its population to date.-VNA