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Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

Scientists are compiling a crop structure map for the Mekong Delta to counter growing climate change impact in the region known as the country’s food granary.

Experts warn of pollution’s impact on GDP growth

Experts warn of pollution’s impact on GDP growth

Natural disasters and environmental pollution can reduce GDP by 0.6 per cent per year from 2016-20, according to the National Centre for Socio-economic Information and Forecast (NCIF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Protect sea environment to protect sea tourism

Protect sea environment to protect sea tourism

Việt Nam’s sea tourism industry has immense potential for development, yet the sector faces a number of challenges due to increasing environmental pollution.

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Vietnam calls for int’l assistance for climate change adaptation

Vietnam calls for int’l assistance for climate change adaptation

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has called on the international community to continue supporting Vietnam in effectively implementing the National Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation.

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Vietnam becomes new member state of 3GF

Vietnam becomes new member state of 3GF

As a new member state, Vietnam will take part in the Global Green Growth Forum–the 3GF Summit 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 6-7. 

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US billionaires’ and Vietnam’s “green” dreams

US billionaires’ and Vietnam’s “green” dreams

US giants such as Microsoft and General Electric established their presence in Vietnam more than two decades ago, while other equally big names like Intel and Harbinger Capital Partners made their forays into the country more recently. Investment from the world’s most powerful players and US billionaires are not only aiding US-Vietnam relations but also helping to turn Vietnam’s “green industry” dream into a reality. Hoang Mai writes.

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Investors wait  for power market reform

Investors wait for power market reform

Inflation in 2015 could be as low as 4 per cent and with falling interest rates the future looks relatively bright for the attraction of investment to Vietnam, yet there is one part of the economic jigsaw that has so far seen a puzzling lack of investment and is looking increasingly unsustainable – the electricity supply.

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Energy dilemma prompts a choice where sustai   nability and security coincide

Energy dilemma prompts a choice where sustai nability and security coincide

Vietnam’s surging demand for power is expected to cause severe power shortages over the coming years. However, low rates of feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are making it difficult to attract power investors. Thanh Tung reports

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Better legal system established to attract more high-technology projects

Better legal system established to attract more high-technology projects

Vietnam is boosting its economic restructuring in a manner facilitating sustainable development, and is entering a new socio-economic development stage for 2016-2020 which will focus on scientific and technological development and the attraction of hi-tech projects. The National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment Deputy Chairman Vo Tuan Nhan shared his views on Vietnam’s future path with Thanh Tung.

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Denmark committed to supporting Vietnam’s sustainable development

Denmark committed to supporting Vietnam’s sustainable development

Denmark Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen gives an account of the Danish success story and his country’s current strategic focus of assisting Vietnam down the path of sustainable development.

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Japan continues assisting Vietnam in environment protection

Japan continues assisting Vietnam in environment protection

Mori Mutsuya, chief representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Vietnam gives his assessment of the efficiency of Japanese assistance in Vietnam’s environmental protection, as well as the opportunities to deepen business relations in this field. Bich Ngoc reports.

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Japan holds fire on waste to energy investments

Japan holds fire on waste to energy investments

Many Japanese investors are awaiting clearer investment incentives from the Vietnamese government before they engage in waste-to-energy projects in Vietnam.

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Foreign firms embrace green power

Foreign firms embrace green power

Vietnam’s green growth strategy - with its focus on renewable energy development - will open the way for foreign renewable energy companies.

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Cement industry pleads for energy efficient tech

Cement industry pleads for energy efficient tech

The power-hungry cement industry is appealing for foreign investors to supply energy-efficient technologies.

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Edging towards a green tomorrow

Edging towards a green tomorrow

Minor changes in construction protocols can bring about great differences in terms of a building’s efficiency. However, recognizing the right changes is not always simple when resource-efficient housing and commercial buildings are still not widely visible in emerging markets.

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Developers opt for green growth with EDGE award

Developers opt for green growth with EDGE award

Another three projects by Vietnamese developers were awarded the “Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency” certification in a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City last week, raising the total number of EDGE-certified buildings in Vietnam to five.

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