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Official Gazette

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Tags: energy
Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management
From March 3, owners of construction investment projects must work out technical and managerial solutions for ensuring efficient energy use, resource conservation and environmental protection.
Hau Giang province emerges as a tourism hub of the Mekong River delta Hau Giang province emerges as a tourism hub of the Mekong River delta
Located along Hau river, the southern main distributary of the Mekong River in Vietnam’s territory, and in the heart of the Mekong River delta, Hau Giang province borders Can Tho city to the north, Soc Trang province to the south, Vinh Long province to the east and Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces to the west.
Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection (the Law), effective from 2022, introduces numerous breakthrough policies concerning environmental criteria-based classification of investment projects, environmental licenses, circular economy, response to climate change, responsibility for environmental incident prevention and response, application of best available techniques, environmental audit, and mechanisms to enhance environmental protection law compliance. This article highlights the above policies as part of the State’s environmental protection efforts.
Glossary of the 2020 Investment Law Glossary of the 2020 Investment Law
CPI in February highest in 8 years CPI in February highest in 8 years
Vietnam’s consumer price index in February was up 1.52 percent over the previous month and 0.7 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture
Located in Vietnam’s northwestern region, Son La province borders Yen Bai and Lai Chau provinces to the north, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho provinces to the east, Dien Bien province to the west, and Thanh Hoa province and Laos’ Houaphanh province to the south with a borderline of 250 kilometers.
National Strategy for Industry 4.0 introduced National Strategy for Industry 4.0 introduced
The Prime Minister has recently issued the National Strategy for the Industry 4.0 until 2030 to fulfill targets set forth in the Politburo’s Resolution 52-NQ/TW that outlines policies guiding Vietnam’s active involvement in the revolution.
Special policies to develop large-sized SOEs Special policies to develop large-sized SOEs
Three giant state-owned enterprises (SOEs), MobiFone, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) and Viettel, would be selected to become spearheads in the telecommunications, energy and defense industries, according to a draft scheme on development of large-sized SOEs.
Vietnam UK boost trade energy cooperation Vietnam, UK boost trade, energy cooperation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An recently had a working session with UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward to discuss bilateral cooperation in trade and energy.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.

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