A power project with an investment of over 198 billion VND has been inaugurated in Dinh An commune, Go Quao district of the southern province of Kien Giang to provide power for the Khmer ethnic minority people.
The project, which is carried out by the Southern Power Corporation (SPC), will deliver over 692 kilometers of electric lines, 265 transformer stations with a total capacity of 6,530 kVA.
When completed by the end of 2012, the project will provide power for nearly 9,000 families, including 8,500 Khmer families in 64 communes, bringing the number of families in the province having access to power from 95.4% to 97.6% and the number of Khmer families from 74.4% to 94.4%.
This is the fifth power project that the SPC has carried out in the Central Highlands with support from the Government. Earlier, power projects were built in villages that did not have access to power in Lam Dong province and three power projects from Khmer families in Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and Tra Vinh provinces.
In Kien Giang alone, since 2009, with the investment of over 294 billion VND, the SPC has built over 1,700 kilometres of electric lines to provide power to 13,607 families.
There are currently some 211,000 Khmer people in Kien Giang province who live mainly on agricultural production. The power will bring opportunity for economic development, increasing the spiritual and material lives of people and contributing to rural and agricultural industrialization./.