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Biomass has the potential to be a critical portion of Vietnam’s renewable change. 

New FiT hike paves way for investment in biomass electricity

The feed-in tariff (FiT) for biomass power projects will range from VND1,634 to VND1,968 per kWh, exclusive of value-added tax, setting the stage for more investment in biomass electricity.

Vietnam adjusts biomass power prices

Adjustments have been made to biomass power prices under the Prime Minister’s Decision No.08/2020/QD-TTg on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Decision No.24/2014/QD-TTg dated March 24, 2014.

76 percent of German companies concerned about conoravirus impacts

Around 76 percent of German companies confirmed that the coronavirus epidemic affected their activities in Vietnam, according to a flash survey conducted by GIZ/AHK Vietnam.

 

Vietnam needs clear policies to promote renewable energy development: Int’l experts

Clear polices would greatly help provide a vision with specific targets of renewable energy for both authorities and investors in the road map ahead.

Vietnam to create mechanisms to attract smart grid investment

Local electricity officials, related firms and international experts discussed a suitable legal framework to develop a smart grid and electricity system in Viet Nam in Ha Noi on November 21.

 

Policies, legislation on climate change to be amended

A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 7 to seek improvement of policies and legislation in response to climate change in Vietnam.

Bicycle sharing programme launched in Hoi An

Hoi An city in the central province of Quang Nam on June 3 launched a pilot bicycle sharing programme in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and Health Bridge Canada.

 

Forum urges VN to preserve biodiversity

 VietNamNet Bridge – Building a platform for partnership on the conservation of biodiversity is urgently needed to accelerate collaboration among ministries, sectors and stakeholders,

High tariffs deliver a blow to wind energy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors have shown a large appetite for wind power projects in Vietnam. However, in order to spur investment in the sector, there must be a more attractive tariff regime.

Forest conservation project launched to protect biodiversity

The Viet Nam Administration of Forestry and Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Co-oporation and Development have launched the "Programme on Conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity and ecosystems services in Viet Nam".

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 Transport Minister suspends leave for Vietnam Airlines employees; Little boy loses arm to bear on family farm; Hundreds strike for minimum pay rise

Controversy crops up over cable system near Son Doong Cave

The Quang Binh Province People's Committee defended the controversial cable car project scheduled to be built near the world's largest cave, Son Doong.

More guest workers tipped to go abroad

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the current global economic turmoil, Viet Nam is expected to send 85,000 guest workers abroad in 2013.