Canon Vietnam Ltd. on August 25 handed over the street lighting systems along nine km of rural roads in poor communes in three districts of the northern province of Bac Ninh.

Addressing at the event, Michio Motohashi, Deputy Director General of the company, shared that the lighting-up-village road project was part of Canon Vietnam’s activities to support traffic safety and enhance rural development.

A resident in Giang Lieu, a village benefiting from the project, said: “Previously we seldom ventured out at night as there was no light. However, now we can walk outside safely.”

The two-month work to install the lighting systems in the four communes cost some 200 million VND (950 USD).

Canon Vietnam is also working to built lighting systems for four communes in the northern province of Bac Giang, which is scheduled to complete this month.

The company has carried out a number of projects such as building schools, planting trees and granting scholarships, contributing to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.-VNA