Energy saving award ceremony for Projects for conversion from traditional coal-fired ceramic kiln into LPG kiln was held at headquater of Kim Lan Commune People’s Committee, Gia Lam District on 24th Feb 2016.
Mr. Do Duc Quan - Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Energy speaking at the ceremony
Attendants included Mr. Do Duc Quan - Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Energy; Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu - Director General of Department of Science Technology and Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Mr. Dao Hong Thai - Director of Hanoi Energy Conservation Center; Ms Charlotte Laursen - Danish ambassador; Mr. Reddy Amarnathy, financial advisor of Green Investment Facility (GIF); representatives of Bat Trang Commune People’s Committee, Vietcombank and journalists.
Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu and Mr. Dao Hong Thai
Mr Do Duc Quan said: “In addition to boosting households’ businesses, using advanced energy saving technologies also helps to improve the village’s environment. Moreover, replicating LPG kiln model will enhance competitiveness and strengthen its position in the market. The village is on the right track”.
Ms Charlotte Laursen - Danish ambassador speaking at the ceremony
Two home businesses run by Vu Van Hung and Nguyen Van Lan at Kim Lan Commune were given energy saving awards with total value of nearly VND300 million. They are the first two businesses in Kim Lan to receive loan from Vietcombank with the guarantee of GIF to convert from coal-fired kiln to LPG kiln.
Business owners received energy saving awards
Since implementing the project, Vu Van Hung’s business has reduced CO2 emission by 89.9% and saved 77.98% of energy. Meanwhile, Nguyen Van Lan’s business has lowered emission by 61.05% and saved 61,05% of energy.
At the ceremony, Ms Charlotte Laursen - Danish Ambassador, said: “We hope that Denmark’s support via GIF will help to raise awareness of energy efficiency among small and medium enterprises and replicate energy saving ideas that were implemented in other areas and other sectors.”
|“Kim Lan is considered the cradle of household ceramic business in Hanoi. However, businesses’ production technologies are outdated, in particular, households in the village are still using coal-fired kiln. This not only harms the environment but also creates products with uneven quality. As a result, households have always wanted to convert to LPG kiln, but financial constraint remains a problem” said Nguyen Manh Ha - President of Kim Lan Commune.|
Here are some photographs at the ceremony:
Mr. Do Duc Quan - Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Energy and Ms Charlotte Laursen - Danish ambassador
Delegates attending the award ceremony
Mr. Nguyen Manh Ha, President of Kim Lan Commune speaking at the opening of the ceremony
Ms Charlotte Laursen speaking at the ceremony
Setting of the award ceremony
Delegates attending the award ceremony for Projects for conversion from traditional coal-fired ceramic kiln into LPG kiln