The first batch of materials for the cooperation project of assisting the low-carbon demonstration area of Vientiane, Laos, were shipped in Yangde.
On June 4, the delivery ceremony of the first batch of aid materials provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to Laos was held in Yangde Electric Group. The 2000 sets of LED street lamps manufactured by Yangde Company have been completed and will be transported to the low-carbon demonstration area of Saiseta in Vientiane, Laos, to provide support for Laos to cope with climate change.
On June 4, the shipping ceremony of the first batch of aid materials provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to the cooperation project of the Saiseta Low Carbon Demonstration Zone in Vientiane, Laos was held in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province. 2000 sets of LED street lamps and 5 sets of environmental monitoring equipment have been completed and will be transported to the Saiseta Low Carbon Demonstration Zone in Vientiane, Laos, to provide support for Laos to cope with climate change.
At the shipping ceremony, the relevant person in charge of the Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment stated that in the face of the severe challenges and difficulties brought by climate change to human survival and development, China has vigorously carried out South-South cooperation while doing its domestic work. Various forms of practical cooperation such as mitigation and adaptation projects, cooperation in the construction of low-carbon demonstration zones, and capacity building training will do their best to help developing countries improve their ability to respond to climate change. China and Laos are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. As the construction of the China-Laos Economic Corridor continues to advance, the cooperation between the two sides in the field of climate change will usher in broader prospects.
The relevant person in charge of the Planning and Finance Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos said that he is very grateful to China for its contribution to the construction of the Saiseta low-carbon demonstration zone, and hopes that the two sides will continue to strengthen cooperation, jointly promote the construction of the low-carbon demonstration zone, and join hands to take the road of green and low-carbon development. Vientiane Saise Tower Comprehensive Development Zone is located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, covering an area of 11.5 square kilometers. It is jointly invested and developed by Yunnan Construction Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. and Vientiane Municipal Government. The development zone is a key cooperation project between the governments of China and Laos. It is a national-level overseas economic and trade cooperation zone in China and a national-level special economic zone in Laos. It is written into the "China-Laos Community of Shared Future Action Plan". The development zone adheres to the development model of "industry-city integration", and plans the functions of the industrial park and Vientiane New City, with a total planned investment of about US $5 billion. Up to now, the development zone has basically completed the infrastructure construction within 4 square kilometers of the first phase of the project, and has attracted nearly 100 enterprises to sign up. At present, the Saiseta Comprehensive Development Zone is comprehensively promoting the construction of infrastructure and urban supporting facilities in the second phase of the project, and making every effort to build a "green, ecological, quiet and modern" Vientiane New City.
The construction of the low-carbon demonstration zone in Vientiane, Laos is a concrete measure to implement the "Ten Hundred Thousand" project for South-South cooperation on climate change proposed by President Xi Jinping. In July 2020, China and Laos signed a cooperation document on the cooperation in the construction of the Vientiane Saiseta low-carbon demonstration zone, and determined that China will assist Laos with solar LED street lights, new energy buses, new energy trucks, new energy environmental law enforcement vehicles and Environmental monitoring equipment and other climate change materials, and prepare a low-carbon demonstration zone planning plan.
The construction of the low-carbon demonstration zone will accelerate the pace of green development in the development zone, promote the in-depth docking of climate change South-South cooperation and international production capacity cooperation, while promoting the development of green technology, green equipment and green industries, through the cultivation of green and modern production and lifestyles, promote the implementation of the concept of green sustainable development, and promote the development of Vientiane New City into a model of low-carbon environmental protection cities in Laos and even Southeast Asian countries.
The event will be held in Yangzhou, China and Vientiane, Laos. Relevant personnel from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, the Lao Embassy in China, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos, the Yangzhou Municipal Government, and the Gaoyou Municipal Government attended the shipment ceremony.