Vietnam saves 520,000kWh of electricity during Earth Hour

Sunday, 2015-03-29 16:46:46
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Cycling in response to the Earth Hour campaign
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NDO - Approximately 520,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VND850 million (US$39,100) was saved during the Earth Hour campaign, which took place in Hanoi on March 22 and in other provinces and cities nationwide on March 28, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre.

 

After the launch of the campaign in Hanoi on March 22, it quickly spread to other localities through the country with many activities responding to the event held in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

The message of the campaign: 'Saving Energy – Responding to Climate Change' was delivered to the community through various activities including cycling, a parade, leaflets, and posters among others.

Minister of Industry and Trade, Vu Huy Hoang, said that the Ministry would continue to actively participate in the campaign and co-ordinate with other relevant agencies in order to respond to the campaign.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade called on all organisations, individuals, households and enterprises to contribute to the fight against climate change by simply turning off lights and electrical equipment not in use throughout the year.

The Earth Hour 2015 campaign not only contributed to saving electricity consumption but also helped raise people's awareness of using energy economically and effectively contributing to sustainable socio-economic development, environmental protection and actively responding to climate change.

The annual event is held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in co-ordination with the Danish Embassy in Vietnam, the World Wide Fund for Nature and People's Committees of provinces and cities nationwide.