09:50 | 12/07/2017 Energy
(VEN) - In 2017, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province will carry out 25 industry promotion projects in addition to two cleaner production and energy efficiency programs, enabling rural industrial establishments to benefit from assistance in the forms of technology transfer and preferential policies in production and trading development.
Dinh Trong Cuong, director of the Industry Promotion Center of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, said that in recent years, industry promotion projects have boosted cleaner production and energy efficiency in rural industrial facilities in the province, contributing to rural industrial development.
Since early this year, the center has implemented cleaner production and energy efficiency programs to assist eight businesses in application of advanced machinery and equipment for seafood processing, UPVC plastic door production, and industrial and handicraft production. The center has also assisted enterprises to participate in trade and industrial fairs in the province, learn about production management experiences and seek outlets.
Industry promotion projects and programs have helped rural industrial enterprises modernize production, increase productivity, reduce cost, minimize environmental pollution and create better products in accordance with market demands and requirements. Through the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s selection and honoring of outstanding rural industrial products, the province has defined products that have a potential for development.
Enterprises have welcomed energy efficiency programs, such as energy audits, the Earth Hour program 2017, solar power-based lighting systems, and light emitting diode (LED) systems.
The center’s energy efficiency projects/programs are not only highly effective but also contribute to raising awareness of the local community and business of energy efficiency and increasing energy efficiency in the province.
Cuong said that apart from continuing existing industry promotion and energy efficiency projects/programs, the center will diversify assistance projects and prioritize such operations as participation in trade fairs in and outside the province; industrial zone infrastructure development; environmental pollution minimization in industrial zones and enterprises, and solar lighting installation. The center will work with the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Power Company and electric equipment manufacturers to hold seminars on how to use energy efficiently and install energy efficient equipment.