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Da Nang (VNA) – A project to reduce greenhouse emissions by encouraging the saving of water and electricity was launched at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on October 10.

The project is part of the UN’s 10-Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Lifestyles and Education.

Atsushi Watabe, a research manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies said environmental protection has helped develop tourism, trade and services.

The project aims to spread the value of choosing a sustainable lifestyle.

According to calculations used for the building of water supply and drainage infrastructure in Vietnam, an urban citizen consumes an average of 120 litres of water per day. This is set to increase to 170-190 litres by 2030, while in advanced countries, average water consumption is falling.

Bui Tho Ninh, head of the Da Nang Water Supply JSC, said 91.28 percent of households in the city use water daily, with consumption averaging 136 litres per person per day.

Efficient use of resources at treatment units and households is important, he added.

Ninh also mentioned measures to save water and highlighted that a sustainable lifestyle must be taught to children from a young age.-VNA