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Green technology and eco-friendly materials was theme of a seminar held in Hanoi on November 5, which formed part of activities in response to the Vietnam Urban Green Growth Week and Vietnam Urban Day (November 8).

Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Lighting Association Tran Dinh Bac said the country’s lighting sector currently consumes around 35 percent of electricity production.

According to him, Vietnam records thousands of lighting equipment companies but their products are mostly of bad quality and made in China.

He recommended a number of lighting options for streets, homes, hospitals, recreational and commercial areas, including using LED bulbs with a capacity of 50-100 percent and controlling lighting systems by GRPS technology.

On building solar and wind energy stations, he suggested tracking radiation intensity and efficiency of devices used indoors and outdoors.

Rudy Fang, Marketing Director of the Business Centre Company, said Vietnam should facilitate investment in construction and real estate using green building materials as the country is still below average in terms of environment governance and the use of green technology.

The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Planning and Investment.-VNA