December 10, 2010
(KPL) Thirty-four villages in three districts of Aid, Siengkhor and Sobbao of Houaphanh province will have an access to electricity as the Ministry of Energy and Mining has granted the PVP Electricity Survey Construction and Installation to install power grid in the districts.
An agreement on the infrastructure development project was signed in Vientiane on December 7 by Office Head of theMinistry of Energy and Mining Chaleun Inthavy and the PVP Electricity Survey Construction and Installation Director Souvanpheng Chanvanpheng.
The signing was witnessed by the Head of the Economy, Planning and Finance Commission of the National Assembly, Mr. Khamsing Sayakone, and Houaphanh Governor Khamhoung Heuangvongsy.
The power grid installation costs over 55 billion kip. The contractor has committed to spending its own money on the implementation of the development project and the government will repay it later.
Forty-three per cent of households in Houaphanh province have gained an access to electricity, according to the Energy and Mining Service of Houaphanh province. In its five-year socio-economic development plan, the province aims to increase the number of electricity-using households to 70 per cent.