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LED tube lights has been donated to the Government of Maldives

01 April 2013 : 15:15

A ceremony has been held today to handover Energy Efficient LED tube lights donated by the National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) of the Republic of China to the Republic of Maldives in order to assist in combating the negative effects of climate change. The ceremony was held at SHE building/ Asaree Hall and was inaugurated by Minister of Environment and Energy, Dr. Mariyam Shakeela.
The LED tube lights were handed by the Deputy Director of NDRC, Mr. Meng Xiangyue which was received on behalf of the Maldivian Government by the Minister. A total of 250,000 LED tube lights were donated.
Representatives from corporation partners from the NDRC of China and the Ministry of Environment and Energy attended the ceremony. Also in attendance were representatives from the implementation enterprise, Zhejiang Yankon Group Co.Ltd.
Speaking at the ceremony Minister, Dr. Mariyam Shakeela said that Maldives has already started the process of implementing measures to address the issues of climate change, energy conservation and energy efficiency. She also said that renewable energy resources, whether used in stand-alone or in hybrid systems can displace part of the present imported conventional energy we are depending on and it will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also save fuel cost and improve our energy security. Concluding her speech, the Minister said that she believes that this assistance from the Chinese government will play a tremendous role in reducing the electricity requirement for lighting by replacing all inefficient lights that are using today. She also expressed the hope that the project will not only assist us in combating the negative effects of climate change but also will contribute to strengthening the bilateral relationship between China and the Maldives.
After the ceremony, bilateral talks were held between the two Governments to exchange views with the Ministry of Environment and Energy as well as other relevant departments on further strengthening cooperation in the field of Climate change and discuss approaches, areas and mechanism of future cooperation.