The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho saved 13 million kWh of electricity over the first four months of 2014, up 9 percent from a year earlier, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

To that end, the city has further publicised energy saving measures, such as avoiding the use of high-consuming devices during peak hours and using compact fluorescent lamps and solar water heaters.

Local agencies, restaurants and trade centres have also been asked to cut down decorative and advertising lights.

In addition, the Can Tho Electricity Company has constructed more 110kV power lines and distribution networks and repaired other facilities to reduce the power loss rate.-VNA