An additional 297 households in remote areas in Yen Bai province have access to the national power grid

Recently, the Department of Industry and Trade of Yen Bai province held the inauguration ceremony for the project of "Construction of 35kV power lines and 35kV substations for hamlets 8, 8A and 11 in Phong Du Thuong commune, Van Yen district" and hand it over to Yen Bai Power Company.

The completion of the project enables 297 households in Phong Du Thuong commune to have access to the national power grid. This is a project to celebrate the Party Congresses at all levels and looking forward to the Party Congress of Yen Bai province for the term 2020 - 2025.

Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the project

The project of construction of 35kV power lines and 35kV substations for hamlets 8, 8A and 11 is located nearly 10 km away from the headquarters of Phong Du Thuong commune, where mainly Tay, Dao, and Mong ethnic minorities reside in difficult economic conditions. The project is a part of the Project of Electricity Supply for Rural Areas from the National Power Grid of Yen Bai Province in the period of 2018 - 2020.

The project’s investment scale includes 4.3km of 35kV transmission lines, 3 substations with capacity of 75kVA per each; 5,6 km of low voltage lines and the installation of 297 one - phase AMR electronic meters. Each household in the hamlets is equipped with a maximum of 120 m power line from power poles, an electrical panel, 5 m of wire and a 220kV-40W compact light. The project has a total investment cost of VND 8.95 billion.

The project being energized will meet the electricity supply demand for socio-economic development, step by step improve intellectual life for ethnic minority people in remote and mountainous areas, ensuring political security in local areas.

It is known that up to now Yen Bai province has 173/173 communes and towns being electrified by the national power grid, reaching 100%. The number of households having access to the national power grid is 162,718/167,460 (households), reaching 97.17%. The remaining unelectrified households are mainly located in remote communes in Van Yen, Mu Cang Chai and Tram Tau districts, currently using electricity from off-grid hydropower sources.

  • 31/07/2020 02:10