VNCPC trained to improve the capacity of applying cleaner production in industry in Quang Binh

Recently, the Center for Industry Promotion and Trade Promotion of Quang Binh has cooperated with Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd. (VNCPC) to organized training to improve the capacity of applying cleaner production in the industry for local enterprises.

At the training, Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nhan – VNCPC Director, introduced cleaner production and practices in Vietnam to raise awareness about the importance of further implementation to develop sustainable industry; At the same time, information on the challenges, benefits and lessons learned in practical application of cleaner production will be exchanged, promoting the implementation of the Cleaner Production Strategy for Industry in 2020 in Quang Binh.

This is a chance to create favorable conditions for production and business establishments in the province to improve the efficiency of the use of natural resources, raw materials, fuel and materials, reduce emissions, limiting the extent of pollution, protecting, improving the quality of the environment, human health and ensuring sustainable development.

It is known that in recent years, the Center for Industry Promotion and Trade Promotion Quang Binh has also implemented many activities to disseminate and raise awareness for the state management staff and managers at the enterprises on cleaner production. Therefore, to create conditions for state management units, enterprises and production establishments in the province to firmly grasp related policies and information on cleaner production, and at the same time to approach and popularize replication model applied cleaner production in industry.


VNCPC kicked-off the project “Complementation of Eco- Industrial Park Guidelines for Vietnam”

In the days of 20 and 21/6, with the financial of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the Bank of the World Bank (WB), the Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co. Ltd (VNCPC) and Sofies (Switzerland) – an international sustainability project management and consulting firm have held kick-off conference the project Complementation of Eco- Industrial Park Guidelines for Vietnamin Saigon Hi-tech Park and Sonadezi Long Thanh Industrial Zone (Dong Nai).

The target of the project is to help enterprises in the industrial park and management board have information and specify the way to transform to the Eco Industrial Zone as the 82 Government Decree enable in 22/5/2018 – the policy for Management industrial parks and economic zones.

With the IFC support, the project will be completed the National Guidelines for the Development Eco – Industrial Zone to help MPI give the standard guidelines for Industrial parks, economic zones as well as enterprises to apply.

The project kick-off workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh city on 20/6.

Attending the kick-off ceremony at Saigon Hi-Tech Park, there were Head of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoai Quoc, representatives of 40 companies operating and investing here.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Hoai Quoc said that Ho Chi Minh City’s orientation was approved by the City’s Committee for building a smart city, green and sustainable development. In particular, building industrial zones and economic zones into models of ecological zones is a top priority. In the coming time, the Saigon Hi-tech Park Management Board is committed to working closely with the project and implementing enterprises in order to quickly transform into an eco- industrial park.

At Sonadezi Long Thanh Industrial Park, Mr. Pham Anh Tuan – General Director together with nearly 50 domestic and foreign enterprises operating here came to attend. In his welcome speech, Mr. Tuan said: Sonadezi Long Thanh was one of the first industrial estates in the country and there have been many policies successfully tested here before scaling up. Construction of Ecological Industrial Park is the right direction and in line with the orientation of Sonadezi Group as well as Dong Nai People’s Committee. Therefore, Sonadezi Long Thanh Joint Stock Company and companies in the industrial zone are very supportive and eager to participate in this project.

After hearing the experts about the purpose, activities and expected results, enterprises divided the discussion group and presented many useful solutions for enterprises to use. Resource efficiency, cleaner production (RE-CP) to reduce production costs and join industrial symbiosis. In addition, enterprises also proposed solutions to share resources in the same industrial zone for management consideration of investment.

Business groups divided and discussed many useful solutions to help businesses make efficient use of resources and cleaner production (RE-CP) to reduce production costs.

VNCPC has 20 years of experience in HR training and consultancy for RECP in industrial parks has been selected for this project action.

Mr. Le Xuan Thinh, Deputy Director of VNCPC, spoke at the launching workshop of “Complementation of Eco- Industrial Park Guidelines for Vietnam” in Ho Chi Minh City.

In 2017, the component “Capacity building and conducting RECP assessments in Vietnam” under the project “Implementing of Eco – Industrial park initiative for sustainable industrial zone in Vietnam” implemented by VNCPC was helped enterprises save VND 32.86 billion (US $ 1,448,215) by reducing the consumption of raw materials, water, energy and chemicals…


1 million Euros to support Laos and Vietnam to implement the project “Plastic Recycling and Management”

On 23 May, the International Project “Plastic Recycling and Management” (Sea-plastic-edu) was launched in Hanoi. This is a project funded by Erasmus + Program, a training program of the European Union (EU) for 3 years (2018 – 2021), with the participation of 5 countries: Austria, Germany, Denmark, Laos and Vietnam. The project has a total budget of 1 million euros.

Attending the kick-off ceremony were representatives of the Austrian Embassy, ​​the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Denmark, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the leaders of Ha Noi National University, Europe and Vietnam enterprises.

In particular, Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd (VNCPC) was honored to be one of the four partner enterprises of the project.

Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd (VNCPC) was honored to be one of the four partner enterprises of the project.

Professor Nguyen Van Noi, Rector of the University of Natural Sciences, said that the project was based on the Erasmus + rule, with the aim to create links between Southeast Asia and Europe in training and practice. Training on plastic recycling in Laos and Vietnam.

The main objectives of the project are to: Support Vietnam and Laos universities in modernizing and enhancing higher education at engineering, bachelor and technician levels by establishing the educational concept of plastic recycling and waste management; Enhance the ability to recruit after graduation and entrepreneurial spirit of graduates and staffs of schools; Connect the academic and industrial world in the field of waste management.

After the launching ceremony, six main activities of the project will be implemented in Laos and Vietnam: Modernizing the existing curriculum; Establishment of two regional training centers for people working in the field of plastic recycling; Set up a training network on waste recycling; Train the trainers; Incorporate the concept of sustainable development into the discipline of waste management in master training; To raise the skills and qualifications of experts in waste management and technology transfer.


VNCPC supports Myanmar enterprises in implementing the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Programme

Recently, 10 enterprises in Myanmar have been selected to participate in the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Program (RECP) programme. The programme is implemented by Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC) in cooperation with Sofies (Switzerland).

These enterprises are mainly located in the Yangon capital and Mandalay city, with multi-sectors such as seafood processing, milk processing, plastics, cement, wine, rice processing, confectionery and hotel.

Since 2013, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) start prompting implementation of the RECP programme through activities such as training, capacity building for experts, government officials and enterprise’s staffs.

VNCPC experts assess lighting efficiency in the production area of enterprise.

After the stage of training and capacity building, project has selected 10 Myanmar enterprises to support in-depth RECP assessment, which had implemented by VNCPC in cooperation with Sofies (Switzerland). Project duration is from January to June 2018, with two assessment rounds at the plant and organization of a dissemination workshop.

For manufacturing enterprises in Myanmar, this is the first time they have accessed to the RECP programme. Therefore, experts evaluate that the saving potential for energy, chemicals, water and raw materials of enterprises is huge.

Accordingly, soon after receiving the first consultancy report of RECP experts, enterprises have embarked on the implementation of simple solutions, with low investment costs such as insulation, adjusting refrigeration lines, condenser cleaning, adjusting the plastic head, etc. and have achieved very positive results. Even so, many enterprises have planned to change the machinery line to use equipment that is more energy performance and efficient.

VNCPC experts and technical staffs of enterprises assess efficiency of the condenser cooling system.

Ms. Naing Naing Linn – Director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department – General Department of Industrial Cooperation (Ministry of Industry – Myanmar) after site visit with the delegation, highly appreciated the program’s effectiveness and desire more projects will continue to support Myanmar enterprises in RECP implementation in the coming time.


106 poor families received financial support from SUPA – a EU-funded project

The first pilot pangasius batch that was raised and harvested in a model farm under the EU-funded project – “Establishing a Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain in Vietnam” (SUPA) – was sold to give financial support to 106 poor families in Tan Phu Ward with the approval of the European Union.

This is an unexpected significant achievement of the project after 2 years of construction and 6 months in operation of the model farm. It is located at the study site of Can Tho University to serve research, placement, experiment, and professional training, as well as demonstrate new technologies before applying in pangasius farms and households.

Speaking at the event, Mr Nguyen Van Tam (Chairman) was on behalf of Tan Phu’s People Committee, acknowledged the European Union, SUPA project, and Can Tho University for the contribution, kindness, and humanity to help the poor in the project site, especially on the occasion of upcoming Tet holiday.


The pictures at donated event

Participating in this event were representatives of Tan Phu ward, Can Tho University, and SUPA project. On behalf of Tan Phu ward, Mr. Nguyen Van Tam – Chairman, Mr. Pham Hung Thong – Party committee secretary, and representatives of the organizations and unions of Tan Phu ward participated in the event. Dr. Tran Ngoc Hai and Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Vice dean of College of Aquaculture and Fisheries of Can Tho University, Dr. Pham Thanh Liem – Deputy Chairman of Freshwater Aquaculture Department, Dr. Nguyen Van Trieu – Director of Centre of High-tech Aquaculture, were representatives of Can Tho University. Importantly, Mr. Le Xuan Thinh, Deputy director of VNCPC/ Project manager of SUPA and 106 poor households presented.


The speech of Tan Phu’s chairman


Representatives of the poor and beneficial households

To close the event, Tan Phu’s People Committee highlighted contribution of SUPA and Can Tho University by giving a thankful certificate. Hopefully, the project will be successful and generate more meaningful activities for local people in Mekong Delta region.


Can Tho University and SUPA received the certificate from Tan Phu’s People Committee


Representatives from all participated organizations


Source: VNCPC Admin

VNCPC – A key factor in promoting application of resource efficient and cleaner production across Vietnam

In order to contribute to sustainable industrial development in the period of industrialization of Vietnam, 1998, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam signed a MOU to implement projects “Vietnam Clean Production Centre” – VNCPC and “Promoting new services on cleaner production in Vietnam through VNCPC” with the financial support of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

The mission of VNCPC is to disseminate and promote the application of “Cleaner Production” (CP) concept into practical industries of Vietnam. In the projects, Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam assigned Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) to be leading partner and School of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST) to be implementing partner.

Throughout 20 years of operation, VNCPC has trained and nudged a network of CP experts, offered capacity building and technical support to more than 1000 factories. In addition, VNCPC in close collaboration with authorities under Ministry of Resources and Environment of Vietnam and Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has raised awareness on CP in industry, maintained National Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and provided support to enterprises to achieve their objectives that were designed in the framework of projects in which they participated, especially the objectives relating to Cleaner Production Strategy in industry towards 2020.

In 2015, UNIDO and Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam placed confidence in VNCPC to be consulting firm in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) within the project “Implementation of Eco-Industrial Park Initiative for Sustainable industrial zones in Vietnam” funded by Global Environment Fund and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs from 2015 to 2017. The role of VNCPC is to provide capacity building on RECP and RECP assessment instruction to enterprises in three industrial zones: Khanh Phu (Ninh Binh), Hoa Khanh (Da Nang) and Tra Noc 1&2 (Can Tho).

To carry out the mission, VNCPC has examined every enterprise’s condition then applied CP and RECP that have been summarized from practical demonstrations as well as the integration of CP and Energy Efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Sustainable Product Innovation lessons learnt from Vietnam and RECPnet by UNIDO-UNEP.

RECP programs that have been deployed in 23 enterprises from January to August 2016 have resulted in initial significant achievements in improving energy, water and material efficiency, which has contributed to bring about economic benefits and environmental impacts minimization.


 VNCPC expert was conducting RECP assessment at company

Table on compact results of RECP program at enterprises in 3 target industrial zones of the project



Activities Solution


Khanh Phu Industrial Park,

Ninh Binh


Hoa Khanh Industrial Park,

Da Nang


Tra Noc I & II Industrial Park,

Can Tho


1 Number of company




2 Number of trained staff




3 Number of RECP options




4 Number of investment project




5 Number of in progress project




6 Economic Benefits

(Exchange rate 1USD = 22,300 VND)

Save 76.816 USD per year because of reduce coal, gas, water, electric energy consumption rate, 72,45% saving from electric energy. Save 279.597 USD per year because of reduce coal, fire wood, materials, electric energy consumption rate,63% saving  from electric energy. Save 376.326 USD per year because of reduce water and electric energy consumption rate, 84% saving from electrical energy.
7 Environmental Benefits Reduce COemission: 726 ton per year Reduce COemission:    1.625 ton per year Reduce COemission:    2.458 ton per years

According to VNCPC experts, loss of energy in productions at the enterprises is quite big. To address this, the enterprises should set high priority to implement solutions in regards of management and technology and machines innovation investment. These solutions are able to contribute to not only cut down production costs but also reduce environmental burdens and improve labors’ working conditions.

On the other hand, a good sign is that some of the enterprises have showed their commitments through actively investing in technology innovation towards cleaner production, which is a key to the success of the project.

By the practice of RECP assessment at the industrial zones, the enterprises are not only able to recognize their potentials to enhance production performance and environment protection but also provide base information of waste and exchange opportunities, circulating, recycling and reusing of waste. This is a good foundation for the development of eco-industrial zone models that are compatible with local natural and economic conditions and technical levels.

Industrial zones are considered as areas with variety of advantages for RECP replication into industry, helping disseminate about benefits of this approach and gradually enhance competitiveness of enterprises specifically and industrial zones generally. The approach, also, offers an opportunity to make a transition from conventional model of industrial zones to the eco-industrial zone model, which ensures sustainable economic growth of Vietnam industrial zones without compromising the quality of environment and society.

On the occasion of 50 years’ anniversary of UNIDO, VNCPC would like to express our gratitude to UNIDO for its remarkable cooperation with INEST, HUST throughout the mentioned projects and empowering VNCPC on our achievements today.

Ass.Prof Tran Van Nhan – Director of VNCPC Co.Ltd


Theo Admin