Over the past three years, 700 biogas facilities have been built in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue under a project funded by the Czech Republic.

The outcomes of the project called “Sustainable energy at the grassroots level in Thua Thien-Hue province” were announced at a seminar in the province on November 19.

The 457,000 USD project that started in 2011 has been implemented in Huong An, Huong Toan and Huong Xuan wards in Huong Tra town, and Phong An, Phong Son and Phong Xuan communes in Phong Dien district.

It has organised 29 training courses for 700 households, during which farmers were equipped with knowledge on clean husbandry to ease environmental pollution. It has also provided local farmers with pig breeds and constructed two solar power facilities for clinics in Phong Thu commune in Phong Dien district and Huong Chu ward in Huong Tra town.

Le Truong Huu, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said under the project, farmers were taught how to treat waste and turn it into clean and sustainable energy, thus helping curb environmental pollution.

Annually, each household saves between 2.1 million VND and 2.5 million VND on fuel, he said.-VNA