Da Nang to use LED public lighting for APEC event

VietNamNet Bridge – A pilot project using low carbon emission light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs will light up 19 main downtown streets in Da Nang as the central coastal city prepares for the high-profile 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit. Da Nang at night. The city plans to install a LED lighting system on many streets. — Photo: Tran Le Lam/VNS Nearly 3,000 high-voltage bulbs – five per cent of the city’s total public lighting system – will be replaced by the LED public lighting system, beginning this September, and go operational in October. The city has called for funding via the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model to install LED lighting system. With the LED lighting system, Da Nang expects to save 1 million KWh per year – 12 per cent of its power consumption, by 2020. Da Nang was selected as an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC back in 2012. The city has also proposed battery-powered bikes, use of renewable energy; a metro system; and rapid bus transit as low carbon measures towards making Da Nang a green city by 2025. It has already cut 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions through a pilot project and saved VND12 billion (US$570,000) in a power-saving pilot project between 2008-2011. According to a report from the city’s industry and trade department, Da Nang has 51,000 high voltage bulbs along 1,200km of roads with total consumption of 6,800KWh –3.1 per cent of the city’s total…... [read more]

Nearly 3,000 high-voltage bulbs – five percent of the city’s total public lighting system – will be replaced by the LED public lighting system, beginning this September, and go operational in October. The city has called for funding via the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model to install LED lighting system. With the LED lighting system, Da Nang expects to save 1 million KWh per year – 12% of its power consumption, by 2020. Da Nang was selected as an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC in 2012. The city has also proposed battery-powered bikes, use of renewable energy; a metro system; and rapid bus transit as low carbon measures towards making Da Nang a green city by 2025. It has already cut 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions through a pilot project and saved VND12 billion (US$570,000) in a power-saving pilot project between 2008-2011. According to a report from the city’s industry and trade department, Da Nang has 51,000 high voltage bulbs along 1,200km of roads with total consumption of 6,800KWh –3.1% of the city’s total power consumption. The city is also using battery-powered cars to serve tourists in the coastal districts of Son Tra, Ngu Hanh Son, Lien Chieu as well as at several beach resorts.... [read more]

Da Nang at night. The city plans to install a LED lighting system on many streets. (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) - A pilot project using low carbon emission light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs will light up 19 main downtown streets in Da Nang as the central coastal city prepares for the high-profile 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week. Nearly 3,000 high-voltage bulbs – five percent of the city’s total public lighting system – will be replaced by the LED public lighting system, beginning this September, and go operational in October. The city has called for funding via the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model to install LED lighting system. With the LED lighting system, Da Nang expects to save 1 million KWh per year – 12 percent of its power consumption, by 2020. Da Nang was selected as an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC in 2012. The city has also proposed battery-powered bikes, use of renewable energy; a metro system; and rapid bus transit as low carbon measures towards making Da Nang a green city by 2025. It has already cut 12,000 tonnes of carbon emissions through a pilot project and saved 12 billion VND (570,000 USD) in a power-saving pilot project between 2008-2011. According to a report from the city’s industry and trade department, Da Nang has 51,000 high voltage bulbs along 1,200km of roads with total consumption…... [read more]

Nearly 3,000 high-voltage bulbs - five percent of the city’s total public lighting system – will be replaced by the LED public lighting system, beginning this September, and go operational in October. With the LED lighting system, Da Nang expects to save 1 million KWh per year. Photo: baocongthuong.com.vn The city has called for funding via the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model to install LED lighting system. With the LED lighting system, Da Nang expects to save 1 million KWh per year - 12 percent of its power consumption, by 2020. Da Nang was selected as an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC in 2012. The city has also proposed battery-powered bikes, use of renewable energy; a metro system; and rapid bus transit as low carbon measures towards making Da Nang a green city by 2025. It has already cut 12,000 tons of carbon emissions through a pilot project and saved VND 12 billion (USD 570,000) in a power-saving pilot project between 2008-2011. According to a report from the city’s industry and trade department, Da Nang has 51,000 high voltage bulbs along 1,200km of roads with total consumption of 6,800KWh -3.1 percent of the city’s total power consumption. The city is also using battery-powered cars to serve tourists in the coastal districts of Son Tra, Ngu Hanh Son, Lien Chieu as well as at several beach resorts. Source: VNA... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The central province plans to build a sculpture park in the My Son Sanctuary to honour people for their contributions to preserving and restoring its cultural heritages, earning them the UNESCO recognition. Ancient: A Cham tower at the UNESCO-recognised world heritage My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province. The province plans to build a statue park in the area.  The Chairman of Duy Xuyen District’s People’s Committee, Nguyen Cong Dung told Viet Nam News the park will be designed as a destination for tourists when visiting Cham towers complex in My Son. ‘We have been collecting opinions and ideas in making an official design for the park. It will serve as a part of introduction of the My Son Sanctuary and history of preservation of the heritage,” Dung said. “The best design will be selected for commencing the park later this year,” he said. Dung said the first four famous people featured in the spark will be French archeologist Henri Parmentier (1870-1949), Polish archaeologist and architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, known as ‘Kazik’, former party secretary of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province (now Da Nang City and Quang Nam Province) Ho Nghinh (1915-2007), and Nguyen Xuan Dong (1907-86). A 2.5m tall statue of Kazik has been installed at 138 Tran Phu Street in Hoi An Town to honour his work on restoring the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and Complex of Hue Monuments. Tribute: A statue of Polish architect Kazik stands at 138 Tran Phu Street in…... [read more]

NDO – The 20th Vietnam Film Festival 2017, themed ‘Building a modern and humane cinematic industry’ will take place in Da Nang city from November 24 to 28 of the same month. The information was released by the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a press conference in Hanoi on August 15. A series of activities will be held during the five-day event, including free outdoor screenings of films, seminars on the ASEAN film industry and afterwards seminars on the development of the Vietnamese movie sector. An exhibition on Vietnamese cinema and exchanges between actors, directors, producers and audiences will also be included. In addition, there will be the acceptance of re-make films which will be featured in this year's film festival. Among them, the ASEAN Film Award will introduce the best movies in the region to the world and strenghten the role of the cinema industry in supporting the culture and friendship among nations of the ASEAN community. The 20th Vietnam Film Festival will feature the participation of 800 delegates, who will all be artist, managers, producers from Vietnam and 50 other international delegates. Under the agenda of the festival, Vietnam film weeks will be held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. The film festival aims to honor local cinematographic works featuring traditional characteristics of creativity; and pay tribute to movie makers and artists who have made outstanding contributions to the national movie industry. ... [read more]

Vietnam currently has 408 investment projects in Laos with a total registered investment capital of US$3.7 billion, statistics show. Vietnam and Laos recently hosted the Conference on Professional Exchanges between Vietnam-Laos Planning and Investment Sectors 2017 took place in Da Nang City to further boost bilateral relations between the governments of the two countries. 2017 also marked a milestone year of Vietnam-Laos solidarity aimed to deepen the special friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours. Mr Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, said, Vietnamese enterprises are continuing to invest and make a positive contribution to Laos’ socio-economic development. They have to date invested 408 projects worth US$3.7 billion in Laos. In addition, the Government of Vietnam still offers a grant of VND850 billion (US$30 million) to Laos. According to experts, aid projects have been implemented with ensured quality and progress. In addition, Vietnam also supports Laos to build the House of the National Assembly which is estimated to cost US$100 million while effectively carrying out the Protocol for Cooperation in Official Training in the 2017 - 2021 period. In addition, in the new Bilateral Trade Agreement and the Border Trade Agreement, the two sides have actively coordinated in executing specific terms and conditions and made progress in traffic connectivity. Training cooperation has been more and more effective and training quality has been improved with more than 14,000 Lao students studying in Vietnam, of which more than 3,400 are under the agreements.…... [read more]

Quang Nam has been developing economic zones with a focus on its eastern part, the driving force for provincial economic growth. The eastern part of Quang Nam province includes 8 coastal districts and cities located along the Da Nang-Dung Quat Highway and covering more than 100,000 ha, with 125 km of coastline. The area plays an essential role in the the socio-economic development strategy of Quang Nam where there are 110 investment projects with registered capital of US$2 billion. 70 of them are operational, according to Dinh Van Thu, the provincial People’s Committee Chairman. Thu noted that “Quang Nam has focused on industry and services. The advantages of each region are fully tapped for development in which the eastern part will mainly develop services to create an investment environment for industrial parks and Chu Lai Open Economic Zone and neighboring areas.” The plan focuses on several groups of projects including the South Hoi An urban residential and service area; a clean industry and service development linking with Chu Lai airport; a gas-electric project; a fishing port system, and a storm sheltering area. The Chu Lai Open Economic Zone has created a powerful push for the whole central coastal economic region. Tran Ba Duong, President of the Truong Hai Automobile Company, the most successful investor in Quang Nam, said “Since 2014 we have increased sales and production to meet the requirements set for 2018 when we plan to integrate into ASEAN".  "We…... [read more]

Significant sites in major cities of Vietnam will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Popular sites in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.   The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum,…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 8 (VNA) – Significant sites in major cities of Vietnam will be lit up simultaneously on the night of August 8 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  The cities are Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.    The activities are part of the ASEAN Landmark Lighting event, an initiative of the Philippines - ASEAN Chair 2017 - aiming to help raise public awareness of ASEAN.  Member countries will have major sites lit up red, blue and yellow or with the icon of the bloc.  In Hanoi, the lighting decorations will be in front of the Cach Mang Thang Tam (August Revolution) Square in front of the Opera House.  The northern city of Hai Phong will install 13 ASEAN logos with lights around the flag pole at the Opera House.  Meanwhile, in Da Nang city, the Bach Dang-Nguyen Van Linh intersection next to Rong Bridge and Pham Van Dong-Vo Nguyen Giap roads along My Khe beach will be lit up. Short films and documentaries about ASEAN will be played on LED screens at the gate of the Asia Park in the city.  The landmarks to be lit in HCM City include the Thong Nhat Hall, the Opera House, the HCM Museum, the post office and the headquarters of the municipal People's Committee.  In Can Tho, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge and Hai Ba Trung street in Tan An ward,…... [read more]




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