Yen Bai province receives solar lanterns hinh anh 1A solar lantern, charged for six hours, can emit light for up to 90 hours, said Eiji Fukumori, general director of Panasonic Viet Nam. (Photo: panasonic vietnam)

Hanoi (VNA) -
Some 702 solar lanterns have been provided to the northern Yen Bai province by Panasonic in an integrated environmental event jointly organised by Vietnam Environment Administration and World Vision International Vietnam.

Panasonic’s global 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns project reached Vietnam for the first time in 2015, with 630 solar lanterns donated to Dien Bien province.

Similar devices will also be given to Thanh Hoa province this year, bringing the total number of lanterns donated to the country to 1,632.

“We have received positive feedback from last year’s donation. In donating solar lanterns to Vietnam, Panasonic wants to promote the use of renewable energy and eco-friendly products by society for a better life and a better world,” Panasonic Vietnam General Director Eiji Fukumori said.-VNA