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Friday, April 2, 2010

1,300 households in Vientiane province to enjoy electric lights soon

(KPL) Around 1,300 households in 12 villages, Mad district, Vientiane province, are expected to access electricity in 18 months.

An agreement on the expansion of power grid in Vientiane province was signed here on March 29 by Deputy Head of Electricite du Laos in Vientiane province, Mr. Balanh Thanmounty, and Director of the PVP Research and Installation Electricity Company Ltd. Mr. Souvanpheng Chanvanpheng.

Witnesses at the signing ceremony were Chief of Mad district, Mr. Khamsoth Phetdavanh, and Director of the Electricite du Laos, Mr. Savad Phoummala.

The power grid expansion project, costing 19.53 billion kip, will begin next month.

Four out of 19.5 billion kip of the installation is provided by the government of the Lao PDR.

The project work includes the installation of a 79.6 km long 22-kw power line from Nasavang village to Phonsavath village; the installation of thirteen 0.4-kw transformers along a 49-km 0.4 kw power line, and the installation of power meters for 1,300 households.

The 12 villages are the last group to have accessed electricity in Mad district, which has 33 villages, said Mr. Khamsoth.

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