Hanoi pushing for energy efficiency hinh anh 1Electric bikes, an environmentally-friendly means of transport, on Hanoi's streets (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi is promoting the efficient use of energy and resources by tightening 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 labelling on machines and equipment at import-export enterprises.

It should also 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 told the Department of Construction to examine the city's building material development planning to assure it is in line with the country's master plans for developing eco-friendly building materials by 2020.

The department should keep a close watch on technical standards for saving energy on new construction, upgrades to large buildings, and equipment and materials in the buildings.

The city must also inspect 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Science and Technology needs to work with the Ministry of Science and Technology to remove industrial products that are outdated and not suitable for socio-economic development.

In addition, the city's Department of Transport is required to set up minimum fuel consumption standards for vehicles.-VNA