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Service Area

Energy Efficiency

Project Title

Development of an Investment Plan for National Lighting Testing Laboratory for Vietnam




UNDP Vietnam, Vietnam Energy Efficiency Public Lighting Project

Project Funding Agency


Project Duration

Start Date

December 2008

Scheduled Completion

October 2009

Project Description and summary of services

The purpose of the Development of an Investment Plan on National Lighting Testing Laboratory Project is to develop a comprehensive investment plan on development of a national testing and certification facility capable of testing various quality parameters of lighting products and issuing certification in compliance with national and international standards.  The completed plan will be submitted to relevant national and local government agencies for consideration and future implementation.  The key tasks of the Project are to:

  • Finalize a detailed workplan for the whole contract duration for PMU’s approval;
  • Assess the capacities of three upgraded laboratories (QUATEST, HUT and IMS) and other testing laboratories in DIEN QUANG, RALACO and HAPULICO companies and compare them against meeting the requirements for the national lab in lighting certification and testing;
  • Survey local lighting manufacturers, and local lighting companies/lighting service providers and establish the demand of testing, certification and labelling of EE lighting products;
  • Identify the international best practices and make recommendation suitable to Vietnam for establishment and operation of the laboratory (organization, personnel, working places, general activities and self-maintenance activities, technical infrastructure, facilities, training, and all other certification and testing issues, etc.);
  • Coordinate with policy makers at Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and Ministry of Finance to establish the level of commitment for policy and financial support towards their establishment and operation of the proposed national laboratory;
  • Develop a comprehensive investment plan;
  • Prepare and conduct a national consultation workshop on the developed comprehensive investment plan;
  • Complete a final plan and submit to the relevant government ministries, agencies for the next steps of implementation, and;
  • Prepare a summary report on subcontract's implementation results.

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Project Kick-Off Meeting in Hanoi, February 2009

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Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

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Our Niche & Strengths

IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

Our Major Clients

Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

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Our Team

Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

Our Board

Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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