The Energy Conservation Centre in Ho Chi Minh City (ECC-HCMC) and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) reviewed outcomes of a pilot project on green hospitals in Vietnam at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on June 20. The project, conducted by the ECC-HCMC with support from several Japanese partners, aimed to contribute to low-carbon growth through boosting energy efficiency and environmental protection in Việt Nam.
At the event (Photo: baomoi.com)
It was piloted at 115 People’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi’s Vietnam-Germany Hospital from 2014 - 2016. Under the project, the 115 People’s Hospital, with newly-equipped environmentally-friendly facilities, saved 500,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to 740 million VND (32,560 USD) and reduced CO2 emission by 310 tonnes per year. As for Vietnam-Germany Hospital, the figures were 830,000 kWh of electricity, equal to 1.2 billion VND (52,800 USD) and carbon dioxide emission reduction of 518 tonnes a year. It also helped process thoroughly discharged substances and toxics which could cause global warming and climate change. It is likely that the model is expanded in Ho Chi Minh City, said Director of ECC-HCMC, Huynh Kim Tuoc, adding that the centre and the local health department will study further to implement the project in all hospitals in the city.
Bảo Bình (VNA source)