Saturday, November 10, 2007

Electricity

Electric poles

Western people who come to Vietnam as tourists or for work are both amazed at the electrical work and the crazy wiring. The main purpose of the electric poles is to transfer electric wires from one point to another point but it isn't like that in Vietnam. Now, those skinny poles have to hold many different kinds of wires such as TV cables, telephone cables and other communication wires and advertising boards. People also hang their washing and their bird cages on them!

Electric poles

It looks like a huge tangled fishing net in some places. It is really dangerous and there are quite a few deaths by electric shock in my country every year. Quite frequently, a loose wire is hanging down over the road.

Electric poles

I suppose this is one of the problems of Vietnam's fast development but something needs to be done about it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh. the electric wire looks amazing. How does it works this way?

Sue said...

Wow! Lots. and lots of wires!

Thuy said...

How does the power company fix it when the power goes out? How would they know which wire? I bet they just add a new one instead....

disfrutar del sexo said...

It will not succeed as a matter of fact, that is what I consider.

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