First global standard for sustainable procurement hits the market

After four years of development, the first international standard for sustainable procurement was launched late last week by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

VNCPC – A key factor in promoting application of resource efficient and cleaner production across Vietnam

In order to contribute to sustainable industrial development in the period of industrialization of Vietnam, 1998, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam signed a MOU to implement projects “Vietnam Clean Production Centre” – VNCPC and “Promoting new services on cleaner production in Vietnam through VNCPC” with the financial support of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Trouble for non-fired brick firms

The science and technology ministry, in collaboration with the construction ministry, held a workshop to promote the production and use of non-fired bricks last Friday.

Efforts to reach southern industry promotion targets

According to nine-month statistics, the disbursal of funds for industry promotion activities in the south was low in terms of the annual targets. The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agency for Regional Industry Development has attempted to resolve this issue.

Thai Nguyen Launched Plans of Economical and Efficient Use of Energy in 2015-2020

In order to transform awareness into concrete actions on economical and efficient use of energy, plan of economical and efficient use of energy in 2015-2020 has been enforced in Thai Nguyen.

Workshop on Energy Saving and Cleaner Production in Quang Binh

On September 18, 2015, Department of Industry and Trade of Quang Binh Province held a workshop on cleaner production and energy saving.

Japan transfers Minimal Fab technology to HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City will have a chance to develop its semi-conductor industry as its High-tech park and a Japanese partner will jointly study and improve Minimal Fab technology, a new semi-conductor production system, as stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on September 15.

Opportunities for SMEs in Binh Dương to Make Investment into Energy Saving

On May 6, in Binh Duong, workshop on Green Investment Facility (GIF) was conducted for SMEs in Binh Duong. The workshop attracted the participation of many businesses in the province. This is a part of a series of workshops to be held in 10 targeted provinces of the Low Carbon Transition in Energy Efficiency Project (LCEE).

Green growth towards environmental protection

With the assistance of Quang Ninh Province, the Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) has attempted to invest in modern scientific and technological research, development and application towards green growth and environmental protection.

World Bank VP praises green growth strategy

World Bank Vice President Rachel Kyte said yesterday she highly valued Viet Nam's green growth strategy and the measures it was taking to cope with climate change.