EVN makes significant contributions to rural electrification Over the past decade, the EVN has provided electricity for production and daily use of nearly 2 million rural households through the upgrading and building of middle- and low-voltage transmission networks. The work was financed by official development assistance (ODA) loans worth about US$2 billion from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the German Development Bank, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Besides, the group has spent over VND5.5 trillion (US$240.9 million) carrying out projects to connect 369 communes with nearly 400,000 families in far-flung rural and border areas of Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Bac Kan, Nghe An, Lang Son, Khanh Hoa, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Ca Mau, and Kien Giang to the national grid. EVN has invested in building power supply systems for island districts and communes to develop sea-based economy, protect the marine environment, and contribute to safeguarding the national sovereignty over seas and islands. It has built overhead electricity lines and cross-sea submarine cable lines at total cost of over VND6.1 trillion (US$267.1 million) to island districts such as Co To (Quang Ninh), Phu Quoc, Kien Hai (Kien Giang), and Ly… Read full this story
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