Vietnam will gradually reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eventually reach net-zero emission by 2050, according to a decision approving the national program of action on green energy transition in the transport industry recently approved by the Prime Minister.
|From 2025 onward, all new buses and taxis will run on electricity and green energy__Photo: Internet|
Under Decision 876/QD-TTg dated July 22, it is targeted to ensure efficient energy use and promote the use of electricity and green energy in the sectors with sufficient technologies, institutions and resources in order to fulfill Vietnam’s commitments to the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), a climate action plan set by the country to cut emissions and adapt to climate impacts under the Paris Agreement.
The new decision also sets roadmaps for green energy transition during 2022-30 for the transport sector.
Specifically, for the road transport, electric motor vehicles will be manufactured, assembled and imported to replace fossil-fueled ones. The use of E5 petrol will be expanded, charging stations for electric vehicles will be built, and car parks and rest stops will be built or transformed up to green standards.
As for the railway transport, the program expects to pilot the operation of trains using electricity and green energy in new modernized routes, and invest under a set roadmap in replacing old railway vehicles by new ones that are able to run on electricity or green energy.
Fossil-fueled inland waterway vehicles will also be gradually replaced by those using electricity or green energy. Meanwhile, criteria on green ports and transport routes will be developed to serve as a basis for formulating mechanisms and policies promoting investment in green inland ports.
Regarding urban mass transit, from 2025 onward, all new buses and taxis will run on electricity and green energy.
Under the Decision, by 2025, the mass transit sector will grow by 45-50 percent in Hanoi, 25 percent in Ho Chi Minh City, 25-35 percent in Da Nang, 20 percent in Can Tho, 10-15 percent in Haiphong, and at least 5 percent in other grade-I urban areas.- (VLLF)