Hanoi on March 29 launched an energy-saving movement which sets a target of seeing a warm response from over 1 million local households in 2011.

With the message of “Cutting unnecessary power consumptions in 365 days and acting for the following years”, the campaign aims to raise public awareness of the economical and effective use of electricity and develop an energy-saving habit for Hanoians, helping ensure national energy security.

To make the movement effectively, the organising board has trained 3,000 communicators on how to use home electric appliances in an efficient way along with boosting dissemination through systems of loudspeakers in wards and residential quarters.

A similar movement was launched in Hanoi in 2010 with the participation of 100,000 households, helping save 17 million kWh of electricity worth 15 billion VND./.