The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has worked to keep the lights on in the Cambodian locality for the past nine years, seeing the expansion of the power grid in Mondulkiri as an important mission, contributing to promoting friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Upgrading the grid

In the initial stage, the 250km transmission line, which was put into operation in 2012, ran through Bu Prang border gate in Quang Truc commune, Tuy Duc district, Dak Nong province. However, the line was shortened after the province invested more than VND 60 billion (USD 2.58 million) to upgrade the power grid.

As the electricity demand in Mondulkiri has been on the rise, nearly VND 21 billion (USD 904,000) was spent to improve the cross-border transmission line in 2018.

Last year, Dak Nong province provided Mondulkiri province with nearly 6 million kWh in commercial electricity, and earned VND 13 billion (USD 559,000) from power supply for the Cambodian locality, 10 times higher than the amount recorded in 2012.

Source: VNA