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Hanoi (VNA) - More than 70 offshore fishing vessels in central coastal Quang Tri province will be equipped with LED lights provided by Japanese Stanley Electrics Co., Ltd, starting next year, reported Nhan Dan.

The information was announced at a conference to launch the project in Quang Tri on December 28.

A pilot project for replacing ordinary metal-halide and mercury-vapour lamps with LED lights developed by Stanley Electrics was deployed on two Quang Tri ships in 2014.

In place for over a year, fishermen highly appreciated the efficiency of the lamps in fishing activities. The use of LED lights helps save over 70 percent of fuel costs on each sea trip. Electric power consumption of the LED system is reduced by over 90 percent compared with conventional lamps and the average life expectancy of the lights is about 20 years. In addition, the system is also resistant to dust and water.

Stanley Electrics will support 100 percent of the lighting cost; the installation will be carried out by the Quang Tri Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with local fishermen.

The project will be implemented in Gio Linh, Trieu Phong, and Vinh Linh coastal districts with strengths in offshore fishing.

In the first three months next year, practical research will be conducted to choose appropriate fishing vessels and the installation of LED lighting systems will be deployed from October 2016, helping improve productivity quality and cost savings for fishermen.-VNA