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Luxembourg sponsors LED lighting in Hue

Released at: 08:21, 12/09/2019

Luxembourg sponsors LED lighting in Hue

Hue flag tower with the light system. Photo: Baothuathienhue.vn

Thousands of new LED light bulbs to be installed in central city to boost life and tourism.

by Le Diem

The People’s Committee of central Thua Thien Hue province has implemented a sub-project to replace light bulbs on the streets in its capital Hue under the NAMA pilot project, sponsored by the Luxembourg Government.

The sub-project has total investment of about EUR500,000 ($559,000) from non-refundable aid of the Luxembourg International Climate Fund under its Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, for a period of implementation in 2019 and 2020 and is to contribute to the execution of the national and local green growth program, respond to climate change, and efficiently use energy in Hue. The NAMA pilot project has EUR2 million ($2.2 million) sourced from Luxembourg and EUR200,000 ($220,000) from the local budget. Around 22,000 LED light bulbs will be installed in the city.

Over 1,000 new LED light bulbs will be installed in public places on 21 streets in the center of the city, particularly around the Huong (Perfume) River, one of its most popular sites. Old light bulbs of low quality will be destroyed, while up to 12,000 other bulbs need to be changed and 5,000 new ones will be added to the city’s parks along the river and in new residential areas.

Earlier, Hue installed about 4,000 LED light bulbs to increase luminous efficiency and save electricity. The new lighting system paved the way to opening a night pedestrian mall at Chu Van An - Pham Ngu Lao - Vo Thi Sau Streets in the city center, bringing a new and lively form of entertainment for both local residents and tourists.

Hue also launched a project to illuminate “Ky dai Hue” (Hue Flag Tower) at the Hue Imperial Citadel, another main attraction in the city, with 1,000 LED light bulbs and part of efforts to preserve and promote the tower’s historical value. The lighting system is in a modern style and aims to create a focal point at night.

People’s Committee Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho said he greatly appreciates the efficiency of Luxembourg-sponsored projects in Thua Thien Hue, which among other things make a key contribution to improving lighting in Hue, which is part of criteria for building an urban area in the city by 2020.

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