Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Construction has announced a national action plan on green growth in 2020-2030 focusing on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implementing the Paris Agreement. According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Tuong Van, the goal of the plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in construction materials production and develop construction works, urban areas and technical infrastructure for new urban areas that suit the Government's commitment for achieving green growth. The plan also aims to complete institutions and policies to support and encourage businesses to improve technology, enhance production management and construction capacity to reduce emissions and improve the management capacity of the Ministry of Construction on reducing GHG emissions. To accomplish the targets, the ministry has set out four main tasks, including mitigating GHG emissions, adapting to climate change, preparing resources and establishing a transparent and public system of … [Read more...] about Construction industry issues action plan on emissions
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Thirdly, Viet Nam should not compete with other countries to court more foreign capital by only offering investment incentives, as this can distort resource allocation and will not have a meaningful impact in the long run. The country will be more attractive to foreign investors if it can correct its weaknesses and shortcomings, such as improving the capacity of capital absorbency, perfecting logistics infrastructure, upgrading workers’ skills and ability, and reforming institutions. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
Many people around the two plants in Van Duong 1 and Van Duong 2 villages said that they have no problem with the city’s economic development policy. However, the serious pollution caused by the two plants makes them angry. The majority of them wanted to stay in their localities, asking the city to remove the two plants out of the area. Huynh Van Tan, General Director of the Dana-Italy company, highlighted the need for a roadmap for the removal of the plants with proper resettlement and financial plans. … [Read more...] about Solutions to Da Nang steel plants’ pollution to be given by March 5