Gas cars in cross-country promo
HCM CITY — The Asia- Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association unveiled the ANGVA Green Highways Project 2009 at a press conference in HCM City yesterday.
The biennial event aims to create awareness of and promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure, and harmonise NGV standards and codes, especially safety standards.
It seeks to get the local natural-gas vehicles industry and associations involved.
ANGVA’s third conference and exhibition will be held in Donghae, South Korea, between October 27 and 29 this year.
The Green Highways Project this year will see two convoys of automobiles journeying through Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar and through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam before linking up in China to reach South Korea.
The convoys will hand over a torch and flag to each country as they move from border to border.
In Viet Nam, the convoy and the flag will be received at the Cau Treo Border Gate in the central province of Ha Tinh on Friday before it winds through Dong Ha in Quang Tri, Dong Hoi in Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Vinh in Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, Phu Ly in Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ha Noi, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and Lang Son.
The Viet Nam leg will wrap up on September 21 at the Huu Nghi Border Gate in Lang Son Province.
The torch and flag relay has been supported by the ministries of Transport, Natural Resources and Environment, and Science and Technology. PV Gas is the sponsor. — VNS