No power cuts in May: Ministry

The Minister of Industry and Trade has instructed Vietnam Electricity (EVN) not to cut off power during the month of May as the power supply has improved substantially in April.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade orders EVN not to cut off power in May

Accordingly, EVN- the country’s largest power company will ensure safe and stable power supply during the weekend holidays, April 30 and May 1 and from May 15-30, when the voting for the 13th National Assembly members will take place.

By May 25, the company should report to the ministry on methods to improve operations at the national power grid until the end of the dry season.

According to the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, during the first four months of 2011, the total power output remained stable. The output is estimated to reach nearly 34 billion Kwh, up by 10 percent over the same period last year.

By Lac Phong – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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