Japan installs LED lights for fishing vessels in Quang Tri (Illustrative image. Source VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) –
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan will help Vietnam’s central coastal province of Quang Tri install nearly 1,800 LED lights worth over 3.4 million USD for 40 fishing vessels to serve their offshore activities.

The two sides signed an agreement to hand over the equipment to fishermen in Vinh Linh, Gio Linh and Trieu Phong districts on February 28.

All fishing boats equipped with LED lights have a minimum capacity of 90 CV.

Japanese experts will be sent to the province to help fishermen install the lights to ensure the best efficient usage.

During the implementation of the project, the provincial Department of Science and Technology will coordinate with Japanese experts and Eternal Technology – Energy Joint Stock Company to set out technical standards and installation procedures to meet the real situation in Vietnam.

The use of LED lights helps save more than 70 percent of fuel costs on each sea trip as well as increase profits and safety for the operation of fishing vessels.-VNA