Nguyen Tuan Quang, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, speaks at the event. (Photo courtesy of JICA) HCM City (VNA) – Climate change has become one of the great challenges facing humanity, affecting all aspects of economy, politics, diplomacy as well as global security, Nguyen Tuan Quang, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), has said. He made the statement at a seminar on “Accelerating Business Engagement in the Pathway of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contributions and Net Zero Emissions” held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 30 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the Climate Change Department and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). It aimed to share information and experience in greenhouse gas emission reduction between public agencies and the private sector while … [Read more...] about Seminar seeks to promote private sector’s engagement in greenhouse gas reduction
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Following the rising global momentum for implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and domestic policy direction towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the seminar gathered key policy makers from relevant ministries, leaders of business associations, key CEOs, managers and representatives from both foreign and domestic enterprises based in Vietnam. More than 100 participants engaged in a vigorous discussion on the private sector’s role in realizing the national climate change targets of Vietnam, including NDC by 2030 and the long-term carbon neutrality direction by 2050. The seminar provided a valuable opportunity for MONRE to inform development partners and business sectors the most recent policy update, direction and regulatory requirements for implementing mitigation including NDC in Vietnam. JICA’s technical cooperation project on “Support for Planning and Implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions in Vietnam (SPI-NDC)” also shared with the … [Read more...] about JICA ramps up private sector’s engagement in climate actions in Vietnam
Dao Minh Chanh, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, said E.U. countries are investing in 2,724 projects in HCM City, mostly in the fields of manufacturing and processing, retail and wholesale, motor and automobile repair and maintenance, and information and communications. Worth a total of 7.69 billion USD, they account for 10.27% of FDI in the city, he said. HCM City has constantly improved its business climate and adopted various incentives to encourage more FDI, he said, adding that most notably among the incentives include reductions in corporate income tax, import-export duties and land lease. Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, highlighted the importance of the E.U.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) which has entered into force, saying it has brought great and balanced benefits to both sides and there is a huge opportunity for Vietnam and the E.U. to step up bilateral economic cooperation. With the E.U.’s … [Read more...] about HCM City calls for E.U. investment in nearly 200 projects
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
Read full story Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries last night by the Vietnam News Agency. - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked Japan for further helping Vietnam improve capacity in law-making and develop a pool of skilled legal and judicial experts during his meeting with visiting Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa in Hanoi on June 30. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa. (Photo: VNA) The PM also proposed Japan support Vietnam in accelerating digital transformation in justice and capacity building in defending international legal cases, particularly in the fields of politics, trade and economy. Read full story - Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue on June 30 had meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, and Home Secretary Priti Patel as part of his official visit to the UK. Read full story Vice President Vo … [Read more...] about ☀️ Morning digest on July 1