|The “thirsty of electricity” in summer days
“At 7h am, it is hot and muggy in Hanoi. At 8h, the sun rises highly. At 9h, anyone feels the baking sun when going out. At 11h, the temperature outside gets 38-39oC. At 1h pm, Hanoi is as hot as a fire-pan, the passers have the feeling as if terrible stuffy with gusts of wind snatch into the skins as scorching fire.” – extracted from a comment of newspaper of www.dantri.com.vn
The extraction of words of Mr. Tran Van Sap – Vice General Director of National Hydrometeorology Center is: “The situation of hot weather in this year will definitely occur at the severe level, the temperature in sunny season will reach the rate that is higher than average rates of years. For example, in last Winter-Spring crops, though it is in the early period of hot season, there are spells of record sunlight, prolonged”. In the recent months, there are a lot of old peoples and children who are hospitalized in the dangerous situations because of high fever, inflammation of respiratory tract, gastricism… And the “hot and muggy” is one of main reasons that influences on the health of these two objectives with weak “weather resistance”. Besides, a section of inhabitants bearing many damages is the farmers. The prolonging of the hot and dry weather is the reason causing drought situation, serious water shortage on the fields; particularly, many households have to be powerless to look farm produces be lacked water but do not know how to do.
Besides facing with prolonged hot weather, peoples in many different regions also bear common influence of the situation of living “electric thirsty”. Pupils, students have to take advantageous of daytime to learn before the evening is drawing in because they are afraid that if the electricity is cut off at night, they will not prepare the lessons for following class in time; shops are crowded with peoples who purchase chargeable-battery lights, candles, chargeable-battery fans… So as the inhabitants. For the producing enterprises, there are much more troubles to them, the deficient power supply make a lot pressures on the processes of their order forms. Many enterprises have to arrange extra-shifts continuously in order to compensate the amount of undergone commodities in times of cut-off electricity.
It can be said that the electricity industry of Vietnam is in the face of “thirsty of electricity” of the society. However, in the situation of “sunny without rainy”, Electricity of Vietnam only “prays for rain” in order to the water levels in the hydroelectric lakes are increased to the enough rate to “make the electric market antipyretic”. In order to combine efforts with the electricity industry to overcome this period of scorching hot weather, everyone should promote the spirit of saving electricity, use electricity effectively and with right purposes; each enterprise should execute standby methods aiming to the goals of ensuring power supply in order to serve for productions.
Many people gather at the lakeside to take the air.
A way to avoid sunlight of Ha Noi City people.