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Son La (VNA) – About 4,100 households in the northern mountainous province of Son La will gain access to power before the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), according to the Son La Power Company.

The company has implemented a 378 billion VND project to supply electricity to 6,158 local households in four districts of Thuan Chau, Muong La, Bac Yen and Phu Yen since 2017.

As part of the project, on February 8, a power supply work was launched in Nui Hong village in Huy Thuong commune, Phu Yen district, providing electricity for 81 local households.

In 2018, the project, funded by the Northern Power Corporation, aims to give power to 6,000 households.

Le Quang Thai, Deputy General Director of the Northern Power Corporation said that as many as 93.35 percent of local households in 27 localities covered by the firm have accessed national power grid. However, the figure is only 91.5 percent, he said, noting that over 25,000 households of Son La have yet to enjoy electricity.

Since 2016, the Vietnam Electricity and the Northern Power Corporation have launched three projects to supply power to nearly 13,000 households of Son La at a total cost of over 600 billion VND.-VNA