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16:46 Mar 22 2010

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2.1 mln Tibetans benefit from electricity
10:05, March 19, 2010  

Up to now, 2.1 million Tibetans accounting for 73% of the total population have used the electricity in Tibet, according to Tibet Power Co., Ltd.

Since the Fourth Forum on Tibet Work , the electricity industry in Tibet has made considerable progress with power capacity increasing from 0.36 million kilowatts to 0.72 million kilowatts and the generating volume up to 1.687 billion kilowatts.

At the same time, the "Electricity access to every household" project was carrying on well in rural areas of Tibet. By the end of 2009, 1.731 billion yuan had invested to solve electricity problems for 277,000 Tibetans.

This year, Tibet Power Co., Ltd plans to invest another 969 million yuan to benefit 130,000 Tibetans with electricity.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

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