Mexico's government has unveiled plans to invest 4 billion pesos ($300 million) this year in electrical infrastructure projects in more than 5,000 rural and urban communities.

The Social Development Secretariat said in a statement Sunday that it would jointly fund the infrastructure build-out along with state-owned electric company CFE and the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, and that the projects would benefit an estimated 1.9 million Mexicans.

The beneficiaries of the projects will include municipalities targeted under the National Crusade against Hunger program, as well as other low-income communities that still lack access to electricity, the statement said. EFE