THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
Hanoi, October 5, 2004
APPROVING THE STRATEGY ON DEVELOPMENT OF VIETNAM ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY IN THE 2004-2010 PERIOD, WITH ORIENTATIONS TOWARDS 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the October 24, 2003 conclusions of the Party's Political Bureau on the strategy and planning on development of Vietnam electricity industry;
Considering the Industry Ministry's Report No. 1768/TTr-KHDT of May 2, 2003 and Official Dispatch No. 4312/CV-NLDK of August 24, 2004 requesting the approval of the development strategy of Vietnam electricity industry in the 2004-2010 period, with orientations towards 2020; and ministries' and branches' comments thereon,
Article 1.- To approve the strategy on development of Vietnam electricity industry in the 2004-2010 period, with orientations towards 2020, with the following major contents:
1. Development viewpoints:
- The development of electricity industry must be carried out in advance so as to meet the requirements of socio-economic development, ensure national security and defense in the context of international economic integration, meet electricity demands for people's daily life and assure national energy security. To boost the electrification in rural, remote, deep-lying and mountainous areas and offshore islands.
- To ensure electricity quality so as to provide electricity services of higher and higher quality at competitive prices. To attach special importance to electricity saving from the stage of generation and transmission to the stage of use.
- To economically and efficiently use the country's primary energy sources such as hydroelectric power (in combination with irrigation), gas, oil and coal for electricity production, use equipment of scientific and technological advances and reduce environmental pollution.
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