On July 22, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed Decision No.876/QD-TTg approving an action programme on the green energy transition and the reduction of carbon and methane emissions in the transport sector. The move aims to develop a green transport system in the push for net-zero emission by 2050.
|Vietnam builds an ambitious green energy transition plan for the transport sector |
The transport sector will develop modes of transport, facilities, equipment, and infrastructure that focus on green energy.
The green energy transition roadmap for 2022-2030 highlights enhancements in manufacturing, assembly, import, and the use of electric vehicles. It aims to expand the use of E5 petrol and develop charging infrastructure, new car parks, and rest stops that meet green development standards.
In the railway industry, there will be studies and pilots on the use of electricity and green energy with investments in new modernised routes, a roadmap for replacing old railway vehicles, and upgrades to facilities and stations.
Inland waterways will implement policies to encourage investment in the manufacturing of new vehicles, the replacement of fossil fuels, and the development of green ports and transport routes.
By 2025, the country aims to have 100 per cent of its buses using electricity and green energy. Public transport in Hanoi is planned to increase to 45-50 per cent, with the threshold in Ho Chi Minh City set at 25 per cent, Danang at 25-35 per cent, Can Tho at 20 per cent, and Haiphong at 10-15 per cent.
By 2030, the use of electricity and green energy for all transportation will be at least 50 per cent and 100 per cent for taxis.
By 2050, the rate of public transport in special urban areas and tier-one urban areas will be at least 40 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
By Bich Thuy