On July 20th, a workshop on LED light technology and its application possibilities in Vietnam took place at the Centre for Technology Development Assistance and Service in the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
The workshop was held by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in coordination with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Fawookidi Technology Limited Liability Company. Participants discussed international and domestic LED light technology; the national objective programme on economic and effective energy use; and several successful performance projects on both indoor and street lighting systems using LED technology in Vietnam.
The workshop drew the participation of Prof. Dr. Sc. Duong Ngoc Hai, VAST vice-president; Prof. Acad. Nguyen Van Hieu, former VAST president; Nguyen Dinh Hiep, head of the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Industry and Trade; and Le Trong Dinh, president of the Fawookidi Technology Limited Liability Company.
The workshop also attracted leaders from relevant agencies under VAST, departments under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Hanoi City People’s Committee; United Nations Development Programme; as well as representatives from departments, institutes, groups and enterprises involved in consultancy and investment development, and press agencies in Hanoi.
Prof. Duong Ngoc Hai, who presided over the workshop, presented a speech at the opening ceremony.
The workshop was a bridge to promote cooperation among representatives from ministries, committees, state agencies, international organizations, scientists, and business managers, promoting the development and application of LED light technology in Vietnam.
Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu made a speech at the workshop
LED lighting based on transistorized technology is a revolution after high pressure sodium (HPS) and Compact Fluorescent (CFL). With advantages traditional technology light products such as saving from 30 to 70% of energy, good lighting quality, long life-span, and being environmentally friendly (no mercury), the product is widely applied in many countries in the world, contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the global environment.
Vietnam is among the countries most heavily affected by global climate change. Therefore, the strategy and action plan on adaptation to climate change of the Prime Minister emphasized the rapid promotion and wide application of green and energy saving technology, including LED light technology. This is one of several important development orientations for lighting, contributing significantly to the successful implementation of the national strategy on developing, exploiting and using energy resources sustainably and effectively.
Representatives made presentations at the workshop
Concluding the workshop, Prof. Duong Ngoc Hai, VAST vice president, hoped that general knowledge presented at the workshop would continue to be spread to leaders of ministries, committees, agencies, localities and communities to promote the development of LED light technology in Vietnam in the future.
Colonel Nguyen Trong Khanh, deputy commander and chief of staff of President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum High Command,
made a speech about LED light performance at President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum.
Nguyen Dinh Hiep, head of the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Industry and Trade,
made a speech at the workshop.
Le Trong Dinh, president of the Fawookidi Technology Limited Liability Company, made a speech at the workshop.
Translated by Tuyet Nhung