| Taipei representative office in Greece, representing the Taiwanese government in Greece and Bulgaria, has offered financial assistance to two green technology projects between Bulgarian organizations and Taiwan this year, demonstrating its strong support for energy sustainability through technologies, as well as its support for partnership between Bulgarian and Taiwanese organizations.
Both projects were developed and implemented by Taiwan's Information Industry Institute (III), one of the most active non-governmental organizations in the green technology sector.
In cooperation with Pirogov Hospital, the largest Emergency Medicine Hospital in the capital city of Bulgaria, III established the "Power Monitoring System" replacing traditional lamps with the latest energy-saving flat panels with LED lighting. Reduced energy consumption will improve the hospital's energy efficiency.
From III, hope to use this project to create a local demonstration site to help local green energy conservation organizations and services.
The Taiwan Institute of Information Industry has also collaborated with Sofia Municipality to create the Smart Mobile Tour-Guide System. It provides instant and dynamic interactive information about tourist attractions in Sofia via mobile phones, which it presents in several languages (Chinese, English and Bulgarian).
The Sofia Historical Museum, the village of Kovachevitsa and several other attractions are currently included in the system. It is expanded to include more attractions.
The system was officially launched at a special ceremony on 4 December 2018 at the Sofia Historical Museum. With this system, the distribution of tourist information can become "green", and this will reduce printing costs as well as reach more tourists.
In 2017, the Taiwan NGO collaborated with New Bulgarian University on the "Intelligent Lighting Monitoring System and Management" to monitor energy consumption. This system provides visualized information to monitor the use of real-time electricity as a means to manage it. The University has confirmed that its system helps reduce costs and achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions.
The financial project, completed in 2018, is another environmental project, including Taipei. The International Fund for International Cooperation and Development (ICDF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) jointly provide loans to the capital company Stolichen Elektrotransport EAD for the purchase of 30 electric buses and the construction of 12 stations for their refueling. The contract was signed in Sofia in October.
Speaking at the Pirogov event, the representative of Taiwan for Greece and Bulgaria, Mr. Sherman S. Kuo said: "These projects are great examples of cooperation in the field of green technologies, and we hope that their success will create the conditions for more exchange and cooperation between Bulgaria and Taiwan and not only in green technologies. to be extended to various other aspects in the coming years. "