(VEN) - Although green building is a growing, indispensable trend worldwide, Vietnam currently has only 100 certified green buildings. Vietnam Economic News’ Ngoc Thao spoke about this with Nguyen Cong Thinh, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Construction’s Department of Science, Technology and Environment. Nguyen Cong Thinh, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Construction’s Department of Science, Technology and Environment What is your assessment of green building in Vietnam? A number of international organizations and professional associations, such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Vietnam Association of Architects, Vietnam Construction Environment Association (VCEA) and Vietnam Real Estate Association (VNREA) have been carrying out activities to facilitate green building and urban development. The Hanoi Architectural University and the National University of Civil Engineering are training and providing human resources for green urban development and research. Sustainable, green building has become a strategic target of the construction industry, and businesses are encouraged to invest in it. Why are many businesses unwilling to develop green buildings? Many businesses are not willing to develop green buildings because of the high investment costs, their limited knowledge of green buildings and inadequate green building standards in Vietnam. The state has just encouraged… Read full this story
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