Vietnam today has reached a tipping point of clean energy development. In 2012 when then Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc opened Vietnam’s first wind farm, the 20-turbine 30MW Bình Thuan wind power plant, few could have imagined the renewable energy revolution that would accelerate over the ensuing decade. In just nine years, renewable energy capacity has almost tripled, from 13.7GW in 2012 to almost 36GW in 2020, most of which comes from hydroelectricity. Vietnam has overtaken Thailand, the region’s second-largest renewable energy economy, with three times the electricity generation capacity of the latter. During 2020, renewable energy accounted for some 30 per cent of the nation’s electricity output – with natural gas and coal collectively contributing almost 70 per cent. “With hydropower fully exploited, the country’s resources of coal, oil, and gas declining, and nuclear power no longer feasible due to cost and safety concerns, sources of renewable energy are viable … [Read more...] about Unleashing Vietnam’s clean power potential
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HCM City to receive 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve to Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic-hit residents. The department has signed contracts with the Phat Tai Company Limited in Dong Thap province, Thuan Minh Import-Export JSC in HCM City and Trung An High-Tech Agriculture JSC in Can Tho city to buy enough rice to supply to HCM City. The HCM City State Reserve Department is tasked to work with local authorities to distribute fee rice to people in need. Earlier, the General Department has given 14,500 tonnes of rice to the city. The distribution was completed on September 9./. Local students win ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 Vietnamese students Nguyen Nhat Vi and Pham Quang Vinh, both of whom are studying at RMIT University, have won third prize at the ASEAN Youth Social … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 25
Despite facing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual national promotion program ‘Vietnam Days Abroad’ will return on October 9, starting with ‘Vietnam Days in Switzerland,’ an online event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Switzerland-Vietnam diplomatic relations. An event approved by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Vietnam Days in Switzerland 2021 marks the first Vietnam Days Abroad edition to be held entirely in cyberspace. It is to be hosted by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with representative agencies of Vietnam in Switzerland, the Swiss Embassy in Vietnam, Vietnam Television, and PR firm Le Group. Organized in three hours from 3:00 pm October 9 (Vietnam time), the event will feature a range of activities, including art performances, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions to promote friendly relations between the two countries, as well as an understanding of Vietnamese … [Read more...] about ‘Vietnam Days in Switzerland 2021’ to go online next month
The imposition of the floor price is aimed at balancing the interests of local consumers, airlines, and the State. As August’s proposal to apply minimum fares for air tickets under the draft circular on pricing scheme aroused controversy, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a report explaining the imposition of floor prices to the Ministry of Transport. The imposition of the floor price may exert negative impacts on some airlines’ operations. Photo: Vietjet Air The CAAV’s Director Dinh Viet Thang affirmed that the calculation of the floor price is complicated as costs and services of local airlines are not on the same level, making it difficult to determine the minimum price applicable to all airlines. Therefore, the minimum price is defined by comparing with that of other countries, Thang said. The proposed floor price is equivalent to 20% of the regulated ceiling price on domestic routes. The rate of Indonesia, India, and … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam apply domestic airfare floor price?
Nicolas Dervaux, Representative of the Governments of the French-Speaking Community of Belgium and the Walloon Region in Vietnam, gives an interview to the Vietnam News Agency (Photo: VNA) Brussels (VNA) – Relations between Vietnam and the Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation in the country will continue to be reinforced and diversified in the time ahead, according to Nicolas Dervaux , Representative of the Governments of the French-Speaking Community of Belgium and the Walloon Region in Vietnam. He was speaking in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation in Vietnam and the 50th founding anniversary of the Belgian French Community (September 27). The Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation was set up in Vietnam in 1996. Six years later, bilateral ties continued growing well with the signing of an important agreement between the Vietnamese Government and the … [Read more...] about Wallonia-Brussels to keep enhancing ties with Vietnam: representative
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked authorized agencies to recognize “vaccine passport” to serve the recovery plans. The adoption of the immunity passport between Vietnam and other countries is “of great significance” and “particularly necessary” in the current situation, the government said on its website today [Sept 26]. Fully vaccinated passengers arrive in Van Don International Airport on Sept 23. Photo: Vietnam Airlines The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and other bodies needs to work with relevant agencies in ASEAN member states, the EU, the US, China, Japan, South Korea, and other countries for mutual recognition. A vaccine passport or “immunity” passport called by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a kind of paper to certify the full vaccination of visitors. WHO has outlined considerations regarding this and does not back immunity passports till now. To date, about 130 countries have … [Read more...] about Today’s Covid News: Vietnam starts engaging in global vaccine passport routine