NEA to receive lower budget in 2019

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State agency National Electrification Administration (NEA) will be receiving from the national government P1.163 billion budget for next year, significantly lower than what it received a year ago for rural electrification.

“We need more funds,” said NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masonsong in a statement on Thursday, Aug. 2.

“Our partnership with the 121 ECs (electric cooperatives) is getting stronger every year, and with them by our side we are making a steady progress towards meeting our target of new rural households having access to electricity for 2018,” he added. — Victor V. Saulon