In 2020 - Majority of rural households have electricity

Nearly 11,000 billion VND is the total investment for power supply projects in remote, border and island areas in 19 provinces and cities. Target set by 2020 is the majority of rural households have access to electricity.

On 30th October 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Trade approved the feasibility study on project to supply power to rural areas from the national grid in the period 2015-2020 for 19 provinces and cities across the country, including 2 sub-projects for Bach Long Vy island district (Hai Phong City) and island communes of Kien Giang province.

The overall objective of the project is to connect the MV and LV power networks from national grid to households of the villages and hamlets who have no electricity from national grid; supplying electricity for households who have not been officially supplied with power, meeting the socio-economic development, gradually improving literacy levels for ethnic peoples in remote, border and island areas, ensuring security and political social stability in the area. Besides, a number of projects are carried out to provide power for small and medium-scale pumping stations in some localities.

Accordingly, the administration agency is the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the project coordinating agency is Vietnam Electricity, investors are Northern Power Corporation (EVNNPC), Central Power Corporation ( EVNCPC) and Southern Power Corporation (EVNSPC). The project implementation is from 2015 to the end of 2020. Among the total investment of 11,000 billion VND, 85% is from the central budget (direct grant or from ODA, and other concessional funds) and 15% arranged by the investors to be suitable with financing plan from central budget.

Target set by 2020 - majority of rural households will have access to electricity

As one of the places being benefited from the said project, with its complex topographical features and most of the households in the project locating in remote areas, the project for Soc Trang province is one of the projects with high cost rate. Soc Trang coast is also highly affected by climate change, etc…

Clearly identifying the difficulties ahead, with experiences gained from the implementation of previous rural power projects, Soc Trang Power Company would seek for any solutions to overcome the obstacles. At the same time, the provincial People’s Committee also needs immediate actions in propagating and mobilizing the project benificiaries  to understand the practical benefits that the project brings, thus actively contribute part of compensation, volunteer for layout clearance, especially for low voltage network.

In addition, the investors who are power corporations/companies must actively coordinate with local governments at all levels to check the portfolio in line with the overall planning, to unify list of investment priorities, to implement synchronously all the working items in order to avoid overlapping categories with other local projects; organize land clearance compensation in accordance with current regulations and progress of the Project (medium voltage network, if any).

With hard effort of EVN and all the results achieved, EVN will ensure the goals by 2020 that majority of the rural households in the country have access to electricity.

The project “power supply for rural area from the national grid during period 2015 – 2020” approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (by investors):

Investors Northern Power Corporation Central Power Corporation Southern Power Corparation
Area 55 communes under 10 districts of Lang Son province 426 communes under 44 districts of 5 provinces: Thua Thien Hue, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Gia Lai 1048 communes under 107 districts of 12 provinces: Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Đong Thap, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Long An, Tay Ninh, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Lam Đồng, Binh Thuan
Specific target Power supply for 4,348 rural of 210 villages Power Supply for 85,753 rural households of 2,171 villages

- Power supply for 161 207 rural households of 3781 villages and hamlets

- Power supply for 2594 pumping stations

Investment scale

- 84 substations;

- More than 280 km of medium voltage lines;

- More than 608 km of low voltage lines;

- 4,348 households supplied with meters and wires.

- 925 substations;

- 250.432 km of medium voltage lines;

- More than 1,600 km of low voltage wiring;

- 85 753 households supplied with meters and wires.

- 7,837 substation;

- More than 2,700 km of medium voltage lines;

- More than 3,770 km of low voltage wiring;

- 161,207 households supplied with meters and wires.

Overall investment Over 640 billion VND Over 2,150 billion VND Over 6,500 billion VND

Project of power supply for island district and commune area during period 2015 - 2020 approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade:

Project Investor Specific target Scale Overall investment
Power supply for Bach Long Vy island district Southern Power Corporation Power supply for around 168 households and administrative units

- Installion of 4 wind turbines with capacity of 250 kVA / turbine;

- Installation of solar panels with total capacity of 500 kWp;

- Installation of two diesel generators with total capacity of 2 MVA.

Over 148 billion VND
National power grid for island communes of Kien Giang Province Southern Power Corporation Power Supply for around 3,838 rural households in 5 island communes of 4 districts

- 38 substations;

- More than 98 km of medium voltage lines;

- More than 31 km of low voltage wiring;

- 3,838 households supplied with meters and wires

Over 1,400 billion VND


  • 09/02/2016 01:54