Looking back on the past five years of development in Vietnam, the natural resources and environment authorities have made great strides and taken an active approach in tackling environmental issues up and down the country. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha talks with VIR’s Phuong Thu about how the vital sector has weathered the varying and unpredictable storms with both practical steps and legal guidance so as to develop sustainably.
ABB has supplied secondary skid units to Gia Hoet Tam Bo floating solar complex, the largest floating solar complex in the region, that has helped it reach commercial operation while also supporting the region’s development in renewable energy.
Steadily closing the development gap with the globe while promoting sustainable development throughout its 145-year brewing history, SABECO has established itself as one of Vietnam’s premier companies.
Amid accusations from local people of dust invasions, environmental pollution, and signs of natural resource exploitation, the Hai Duong coal-fired thermal plant from Malaysian group JAKS could face penalties if the result of an environmental monitoring investigation falls on the side of at-risk locals.
The countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership are set to benefit from a wide-ranging deal that will entice investors towards the region. Luong Hoang Thai, director general of the Multilateral Trade Policy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, explained to Phuong Thu how the new deal would help global businesses entering the integrated ASEAN market.
The proposed dramatic reduction to the feed-in tariff risks seriously damaging the growth of Vietnam’s promising wind power sector, slowing down investment and the creation of new jobs and making it harder for the nation to meet growing energy demand, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
Ensuring the effective use and management of plastic waste has grown into a top global concern, and is also high on the agenda of the annual global Clean Up the World campaign. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan talked with VIR’s Phuong Thu about the practical actions Vietnam has implemented to realise the targets of the campaign.
Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation, better known as Sabeco, has launched the “Rise with Vietnam” relay event, which aims to raise funds in support of Vietnamese workers adversely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Trade protectionism is on the rise around the world, as governments attempt to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Chu Thanh Trung, deputy director of the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, told VIR’s Phuong Thu the potential risks for Vietnamese products and how actively local businesses should acknowledge the new context.
General director Hideaki Maeomote of Bao Viet Tokio Marine Insurance (now Tokio Marine Insurance Vietnam) told VIR’s Phuong Thu about the company’s new brand commitment and experience of quality Japanese services for clients and how this new brand inspires customers to achieve their life goals.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has come into force from the outset of August. Luong Hoang Thai, director of the Multilateral Trade Policy Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade talked with VIR’s Phuong Thu about the practical benefits and crucial tasks for the country to maximise the efficiency of the deal.
The project development arm of Hexagon Holdings Singapore has announced a long-term power purchase agreement with New Wing Interconnect Technology (NWIT) for a rooftop solar system with a nominal power output of six megawatts peak.
Thanks to the government’s recent mechanisms on renewable energy, Vietnam is doing all it can to facilitate further attraction of the private sector. VIR’s Phuong Thu spoke to Nguyen Tuan Anh, deputy director-general of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, about how Vietnam can exploit sources of renewable energy.
The central coast city of Danang has been named among the world’s 10 destinations favoured by South Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Singaporean families and couples, with Altara Suites emerging as a top choice among high-class hospitality establishments. General manager at Altara Suites Gary Warnock told VIR’s Phuong Thu how it is ensuring trust and loyalty at one of the top destinations for tourists looking for a second home.
Vietnam is on the verge of experiencing an exciting phase of development with rapid industrialisation and urbanisation as well as a fast-growing middle class. Noel Hupont, newly-appointed managing director and head of electrification for ABB Vietnam, told VIR’s Phuong Thu of the prospects for both international and local enterprises in this regard.