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Yên Bái receives solar lanterns

Update: March, 10/2016 - 10:00

HÀ NỘI (VNS)– Some 702 solar lanterns have been provided to the northern Yên Bái Province by Panasonic in an integrated environmental event jointly organised by Vietnam Environment Administration and World Vision International Vietnam.

Panasonic’s global 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns project reached Việt Nam for the first time in 2015, with 630 solar lanterns donated to Điện Biên Province. Similar devices will also be given to Thanh Hóa Province this year, bringing the total number of lanterns donated to the country to 1,632.

Over 50,000 r lanterns have been donated to 14 countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines. By 2018, the corporation will bring light to more people in non-electrified areas, especially in Asia and Africa.

“We have received positive feedback from last year’s donation. In donating solar lanterns to Viet Nam, Panasonic wants to promote the use of renewable energy and eco-friendly products by society for a better life and a better world,” Panasonic Vietnam General Director Eiji Fukumori said. – VNS

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