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Remote Tibetan village gets access to electricity
By:en.tibetol.cn
update:January 04,2018


Jan. 4, 2018 -- A worker tests an electrical circuit. Photo by Bai Feng on Dec.18, 2017 
 
Jan. 4, 2018 -- Yumai, a remote village with 32 people in southwest Tibet’s Shannan city, has gotten access to sustainable electricity supply from State Grid, ending the village’s predicament of power shortage.
 
For a long time, the border village had to suffer electricity shortage due to its remote location. In 2008, the local government built a small hydropower station. However, with the increasing demand for electricity, the power supply was far from enough.
 
To solve the problem, a power grid project was initiated in Aug. 2017. During the nearly five months, workers had to make headway against harsh natural environments, said Bai Feng, chief engineer of the project.

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