The event, co-hosted by the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region and the Green Innovation and Development Center (GIDC), features an energy model exhibition, film screenings, two seminars on renewable energy development strategy for the Mekong Delta and practical initiatives for renewable energy.
Dr. Le Anh Tuan, deputy director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University, said that 14 coal fired thermal power plants have been operated in Mekong delta. Dust pollution and particle pollution affect soil, water supply, air and especially on ecosystem and human health.
Accordingly, renewable energy is the first choice because it effects less. Diversities of supplies based on renewable energy not only ensure energy demand and energy security but also reduce environmental risk and less depend on market fluctuation.
Deputy head of the steering committee Nguyen Trung Hieu said the renewable energy development strategy was approved by the Prime Minister in 2015. This is a foundation for orienting development of investment in all new renewable energy contributing to have more supplies in the country to guarantee the national energy, slightly reduce climate change and maintain sustainable social-economic development.
Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone attended the event and said that the Southeast Asian country has great potential of various electricity to produce energy. Nations need to join hand to cope with environmental pollution and climate change.