Forty days after launching the campaign Fresh water for Truong Sa, two solar water purification panels have been handed over to officers and soldiers in Da Tay island by reporters of Dat Viet newspaper.
After two days at sea on a journey of almost 600km, the Dat Viet working group, headed by reporter Le Thoa, reached Da Tay island. The island on a large coral foundation is home to a beautiful row of houses of the fishing logistics service area.
When the campaign “Fresh water for Truong Sa archipelago” was launched, Dat Viet newspaper and Viet Nam Multimedia Corporation (VTC) - the co-organisers of the campaign - explored various water purification equipment options to seek the best and most suitable scheme for Truong Sa. The Carocell solar desalination panel was chosen.
This is simply designed equipment with a three square metre module, having the advantage of no spare parts, no electronics and low cost maintenance and operation as the equipment needs only solar energy. Depending on the solar intensity, each day one panel can produce 20 litres of drinking water from sea water. With their small size, Carocell can be ground or roof mounted. The panel is suitable not only for islands but also the small space of platforms.
The installation of Carocell panels serves not only officers and soldiers on the island but also fishermen calling at the Fishing Technology Logistics Service Area.
On April 21, two other Carocell panels was taken by the Head of the Viet Nam Red Cross Society’s Propaganda Department - another co-organiser of the programme in association with Dat Viet newspaper - to present to officers and soldiers on Da Le, another submerged island in the Truong Sa archipelago./.