Samsung seeks direct energy route

Samsung seeks direct energy route

The investment legal framework for Vietnam’s renewable energy market could change if Samsung gets government approval to buy renewable energy directly from power generators.
PM leads mindset change for infrastructure breakthrough

PM leads mindset change for infrastructure breakthrough

Public investment can be a growth engine for the Vietnamese economy, in a new context and with a different development perspective.
Debt burden risks budget stability

Debt burden risks budget stability 1

Vietnam has had outstanding economic development in recent decades, even through the pandemic so far. However, public debt remains a concern among government officials who soon must cope with the maturity of the previous five years of debts, which may affect the state budget for the 2021-2025 period.
Uncorking bottlenecks for infrastructure development 

Uncorking bottlenecks for infrastructure development 

The Vietnamese government tries to speed up public investments while increasing the private sector’s involvement, focusing on infrastructure projects that are meant to stimulate growth, improve connectivity, and spur on socioeconomic growth.
Building an appropriate plan for the socioeconomic future

Building an appropriate plan for the socioeconomic future

With the backdrop of the pandemic, global trade tensions, natural calamities, and other hurdles, Vietnam has drawn up new directions for its 5-year socioeconomic development that now depends on the leadership and determination of the newly-elected governm
Debate intensifies on future of coal

Debate intensifies on future of coal

After one major South Korean coal-fired power financier decided last month to withdraw its participation in foreign markets in the sector, questions have arisen on the feasibility of planned coal-based ventures. However, several experts evaluate the move as a signal for Vietnam to step up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Balancing act required for open wood industry

Balancing act required for open wood industry

Foreign-invested wood and timber enterprises are contributing a significant chunk to the nation’s export turnover. To strengthen cooperation between these and domestic companies, the adoption of new policies seeks agreement among experts and other stakeholders.
Vietnamese Plywood Branch wants to recheck the export of veneer products

Vietnamese Plywood Branch wants to recheck the export of veneer products

The Vietnamese Plywood Branch has just sent a document to the MoF and VIFOREST to ask the authorities to recheck wood-based veneer items exported to China.
Risks at the fore in global wood trade

Risks at the fore in global wood trade

Many timber enterprises are facing difficulties as the General Department of Taxation is implementing a series of measures to tighten the management of VAT refunds. Meanwhile, the sector is already coping with accusations of tax evasion and anti-dumping measures in some importing markets.
Strong DPPA scheme desired

Strong DPPA scheme desired

The Minister of Industry and Trade is likely to sign a draft circular regulating a pilot project for electricity purchases and sales between renewable energy generators and consumers under direct power purchase agreements.
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