TTC Phong Dien solar power plant invested by GEC. — Photo geccom.vn JERA Inc., a power generation company of Japan, has signed a deal to buy a 35.1 per cent stake at Viet Nam’s Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company (GEC) to tap the Southeast Asian nation's growing demand for electricity and further its own decarbonisation efforts, Nikkei Asia reported. JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, will invest 15 billion JPY (US$112 million) in the Vietnamese renewable energy company. The purchase comes as JERA aims to increase its renewables generation capacity to 5,000 MW by 2025. The stake in GEC will add 190 MW, bringing the company's total renewables capacity to 1,900 MW. JERA will also consider jointly developing solar and onshore wind projects with GEC. JERA has already participated in renewable energy projects across Asia, including India and Thailand. It has operated a gas-fired power plant in Viet Nam since 2005. GEC owns hydro, … [Read more...] about Japanese firm buys 35.1 per cent stake in Viet Nam’s power company
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Workers checking a roof top solar system. — VNA/VNS Photo As the energy industry has a crucial role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050, it requires a structural transition toward green growth. Therefore, Việt Nam needs assistance from developed countries regarding both financial and technical issues. To detail the national green growth strategy, the Prime Minister on July 22 approved the national action plan on green growth for 2021-2030 with four important goals. The goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per GDP, to green economic sectors, to green lifestyles and promote sustainable consumption, and to green the transition on the principles of equality, inclusion, and resilience. Speaking at the conference on the impact of COP26 on the energy transition towards green growth launched on Wednesday, Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc, deputy minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, said that resources are the biggest problem in realising the goals of the energy … [Read more...] about Viet Nam needs extra $368 billion to achieve net zero emissions
With expertise and advanced technology, Danish firms are expected to develop Vietnam's agri-food industry for high efficiency and sustainability. A delegation of 13 leading Danish agri-food firms in Solutions for Livestock & Food Production, Food Processing Technologies, Ingredients and Climate Control Solutions is giving expertise to Vietnamese partners Representatives of Danish companies attend the seminar held in Hanoi on August 17. Photos: Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi The delegation, which works in areas important for improving agri-food production towards high efficiency, green, and sustainability, expects to share experiences and introduce world-leading and well-proven Danish solutions in agri-food production and look for opportunities to cooperate with Vietnamese companies. The expertise was shared at during Seminar – Business Matchmaking held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on August 16-19. The events are part of a joint effort between the Embassy … [Read more...] about Denmark extends agri-food expertise to Vietnam
HD SAISON has unveiled a preferential loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) for workers at industrial parks across the country with the stated goal of protecting them from loan sharks. — Photo courtesy of the company HD SAISON, a subsidiary of HDBank, has earmarked a loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) at half the market interest rate for workers at industrial parks across the country. Through this, it hopes to help the government stabilise the economy and ensure social security, and protect workers from loan sharks. Workers expressed happiness on hearing about the package. HD SAISON will lend from this package until the end of 2023 at an interest rate of 20 per cent a year compared to the normal rate of 40-50 per cent. Borrowers can roll over their loans for several years. For the sake of workers An HD SAISON spokesperson said the company was honoured to be chosen by the Government and the State Bank of Vietnam as one of two consumer finance … [Read more...] about Why do workers opt for HD SAISON’s loan package?