The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on March 16 received 630 solar-powered lights gifted by the electronics company Panasonic Vietnam via the World Vision Vietnam project.

The lights will be delivered to schools, health centres and community groups in four districts – Dien Bien Dong, Tua Chua, Tuan Giao and Muong Cha.

Fukumori Eiji, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam, said the activity is part of the global project “100,000 solar-powered lights” initiated by Panasonic in 2012, which aims to provide the equipment to non-government and non-profit ogranisations to help solve social issues of residents in areas without electricity.

In the coming time, Panasonic will continue bringing light to households in remote villages without electricity, both in Vietnam as well as countries in Asia and Africa.

The solar-powered light distributed for the project is a device equipped with a solar penal with a capacity of 3.5w and a high-volume rechargeable battery which can be fully charged within six hours under direct sunshine.-VNA