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Vietnam plans 10% electricity price cut to support virus-hit consumers

Vietnam plans 10% electricity price cut to support virus-hit consumers

Wednesday, April 01, 2020, 17:26 GMT+7
Vietnam plans 10% electricity price cut to support virus-hit consumers
Workers repair an electric grid in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 25, 2019. Photo: Reuters

HANOI, April 1 -- Vietnam plans to cut its electricity prices by 10% for three months to support people hit by the coronavirus epidemic, state media reported on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has submitted the price cut plan, scheduled to take place immediately, to the prime minister for approval, the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Hospitals treating virus patients and quarantine camps would be provided with free electricity, it added.

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