Hanoi focuses on efficient use of energy, resources hinh anh 1Hanoi's Department of Transport is required to set up minimum fuel consumption standards for vehicles. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi is promoting the efficient use of energy and resources by tightening the management of energy-consuming equipment and vehicles.

The municipal Department of Industry and Trade will work with relevant agencies to supervise capacity, technology and environment standards at production facilities as well as energy labeling on machines and equipment at import-export enterprises.

It is also requested to make recommendations to the city and the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the implementation of programmes encouraging the use of energy-saving equipment and vehicles.

The municipal People’s Committee has entrusted the Department of Construction to examine the city’s building material development planning to assure it is in line with the country’s master planning for developing building materials by 2020 with vision towards 2030.

The department should keep close watch on technical standards on energy saving applied on new constructions, upgrade large buildings and install energy-efficient equipment and materials in the buildings.

The city also pays attention to the inspection of mineral exploitation and processing activities to ensure they comply with legal regulations on environmental protection. The municipal Department of Science and Technology needs to work with the Ministry of Science and Technology to remove industrial products and production technology which are outdated and not suitable to the socio-economic development.

In addition, the city’s Department of Transport is required to set up minimum fuel consumption standards for vehicles as well as study renewable energies to increase the efficiency of energy use.-VNA