Development of an Investment Plan for National Lighting Testing Laboratory for Vietnam (2008 - 2009)
The Development of an Investment Plan on National Lighting Testing Laboratory Project aims 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.
Following activities were completed by IIEC during the project: 1) 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; 2) Survey local lighting manufacturers, and local lighting companies/lighting service providers and establish the demand of testing, certification and labelling of EE lighting products; 3) 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.); 4) 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. 5) Develop a comprehensive investment plan and conduct a national consultation workshop on the developed investment plan; 6) Complete a final plan and submit to the relevant government ministries, agencies for implementation.
Funding Agency/Client: UNDP Vietnam / GEF / Vietnam Energy Efficiency Public Lighting Project