Vietnam makes impressive achievement in rural electrification

According to the World Bank, Vietnam has made impressive achievement in rural electrification becoming an outstanding example.

Vietnam makes impressive achievement in rural electrification

Specifically, after 22 –year implementation of the resolution of the second session of the tenth National Assembly, the power sector has achieved the target earlier than what was set by the National Assembly.
To achieve the goal, the national rural electrification program cost over VND120 trillion (US$5.1 million), of which more than $3.7 billion had been borrowed from international organizations.
The sector has brought power to remote and extremely disadvantaged areas, including border areas and islands. The rural electrification program's urgent task is to supply power for all remote villages and islands including Cat Hai, Bach Long Vy, Van Don, Co To, Con Co, Ly Son, Phu Quy, Truong Sa, Con Dao, Phu Quoc and Kien Hai as well as improving the rural power transmission lines.
By 2018, all rural communes accessed to power and 99.47 percent of households have enjoyed electricity.
In the third quarter, 2019, Gia Lai Power Company’s five operational solar power stations (of at least 260 MW capacity) supplied 221 million kWh.
Noticeably, despite rainy season, solar power stations Phong Dien in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue, Truc Son in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, Ham Phu 2 in south-central province of Binh Thuan, and Duc Hue 1 in the Mekong delta province Long An exceeded the goal in nine months.

By staff writers - Translated by ANH QUAN

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