|Volunteers in HCM City lights on led lamps in response to the Earth Hour 2015. -- VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh
HA NOI (VNS) — About 520,000kWh of electricity, worth VND850 million (US$40,400), was saved during the Earth Hour campaign held over two days, the National Load Dispatch Centre said.
The campaign was held in Ha Noi on March 22, and in other provinces and cities nationwide on March 28.
After the launch of the campaign in Ha Noi on March 22, it quickly spread to other localities through the country, with several activities being held in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Da Nang and Can Tho, besides HCM City.
The message of the campaign, 'Saving Energy – Responding to Climate Change,' was conveyed to the community through various activities, including cycling, a parade, leaflets and posters, among others.
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang said the ministry would continue to actively participate in the campaign and coordinate with other relevant agencies to participate in the campaign.
The industry and trade ministry called on all organisations, individuals, households and enterprises to contribute to the fight against climate change by simply turning off lights and electrical equipment that are not in use throughout the year.
The Earth Hour 2015 campaign not only contributed to saving electricity, but also helped to raise people's awareness of using energy economically, effectively contribute to sustainable socio-economic development and environmental protection, and actively respond to climate change.
The annual event was held by the industry and trade ministry in coordination with the Danish Embassy in Viet Nam, the World Wide Fund for Nature and People's Committees of provinces and cities nationwide. — VNS