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HCM City (VNA) – Over 2 million households in Ho Chi Minh City joined a family electricity saving programme from 2013 to 2015, helping save about 1.35 billion kWh of electricity, announced the city’s steering committee for power supply and savings on January 26.

In the reviewed period, the campaign helped the city save nearly 2.4 trillion VND (104 million USD) and cut an estimated 844,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the HCM City Power Corporation.

In 2015 alone, nearly 600,000 households registered to participate in the programme, resulting in a savings of 450 million kWh worth 833 billion VND (over 36 million USD).

In order to encourage more citizens to participate in the power saving activities, the steering committee has launched the family electricity saving programme for the 2016-2020 period.-VNA