The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will be holding the 60 Earth Hour 2015 activity on March 28 to raise public awareness and participate in solving the climate issue by turning off their unused electrical appliances, said Deputy Governor.

The Deputy Governor of Bangkok Jumpol Sumpaopol has revealed that the BMA, in cooperation with FEED Thailand, WWF Thailand and along with government and private agencies, will be holding the 60 Earth Hour 2015 activity under the ‘Change Climate Change’ concept.

The general public and offices are invited to attend this activity by turning off unused electrical appliances together at the same time as other parts of the world, for one hour from 8:30-9:30pm on March 28.

The Bangkok Deputy Governor has said that the youth should be instilled on how to use energy efficiently, in keep with the strategy to make Bangkok a low carbon emission city through lifestyle change and energy consumption awareness.

He has said that there are three main activities at the 60 Earth Hour 2015, namely the cycling and tree planting event during March 23-27, the exhibition on global climate change on March 24-27 at Central World shopping center, and the 1 hour ‘turn off’ activity on March 28.

Bangkok's key landmarks, namely the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn, the Giant Swing, and the Rama IX bridge will be participating in the 60 Earth Hour event by turning their lighting off during the announced time as well. Lighting on important roads such as the Silom Road, Ratchadaphisek Road, Khao San Road, Yaowarat Road, and New Petchburi Road will also be adjusted to mark the global event.

The Earth Hour activity in previous year resulted in an electrical usage reduction in Bangkok by 1,768 megawatts, equivalent to the reduction of 947 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The energy production drop helped save up to 6.76 million baht in electrical costs.-VNA/NNT