A signing ceremony was held in Hanoi on November 17 for a project on promoting the use of efficient boilers in Vietnam with the collaboration of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The project will be carried out by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and UNIDO from November 2015 to October 2019.
Main beneficiaries from the initiative are boiler makers and industrial producers in the paper and pulp, textile, food processing, chemical and rubber processing industries.
The increasing use of these steam generators will pose less negative impact on the environment and reduce fuel costs, thus enhancing the competitiveness of domestic industrial enterprises.
The project will help Vietnam save more than 467,000 tonnes of oil during the 10 years after the end of the project, from 2019-2028. Meanwhile, on the global scale, it will contribute to cutting CO2 emissions by 1.8 million tonnes.
After four-year implementation, target outcomes include establishing regulations and guidance on boiler quality standards and improving technical capacity of State agencies, industrial players, and boiler manufacturers and suppliers.