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Dak Nong: More than 2.2 trillion VND for power grid development

Dak Nong, June 27 (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong will spend more than 2.2 trillion VND (96.8 million USD) to upgrade the provincial power transmission grid under the local power development plan until 2025. 

The money will come from the power sector, the state budget, the provincial budget and from organisations and individuals. 

By the end of 2025, the province aims to build nearly 650 medium-voltage transmission lines and more than 1,400 kilometres of low-voltage transmission lines. 

Some 1,000 medium-voltage power stations with total capacity of 130,000 kVA will be constructed while 660 hectares will be used to construct power facilities in the next eight years. 

Dak Nong province is a sparsely populated locality with poorer infrastructure than other localities in the region. 

Socio-economic development has driven demand for power in the locality, particularly in urban areas and large industrial zones. In addition, expanding the power grid system to remote locations inhabited by ethnic minority groups will help ensure economic development and national security.