Vietnam and Japan is set to launch a three-year project on strengthen the system and operation of standard and conformity on energy saving and standardising energy labels later this year, a meeting minutes said.

The meeting minutes was signed by The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) and the Bureau of Accreditation (BOA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hanoi on September 18.
The project aims to support and enhance operational capability of the STAMEQ testing laboratories in testing energy saving for the air conditions and refrigerators. It will also provide the BOA with capacity on reviewing and adjusting standards of the energy saving and other standards related to using energy consistent with the actual use of the air conditions and refrigerators.

In the framework of the project, Japan will transfer technology and advanced expertise for Vietnam.
The energy saving has become an important policy to tackle the energy deficiency due to growth of the energy demand as well as coping with the global climate change.-VNA