Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2021!

We are very grateful and fortunate to have you as VNCPC’s partner. On the occasion of Christmas and New Year season, we would like to express my sincere thanks and warmest greetings to you and the family.

Best regards,

Le Xuan Thinh

Director

Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co.Ltd.

VNCPC participated in the Consultation Workshop on Sustainable Distribution System

On November 5, in Hanoi, the staff of Cleaner Production Center Co., Ltd. (VNCPC) participated in the seminar on Consultation on Sustainable Distribution Systems by the Department of Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development (Energy Conservation Department) – Organized by Ministry of Industry and Trade.

This is a workshop to implement the mission of “Develop and Implement a pilot program to support the development of a green goods distribution system, promote green consumption and green trade” under the Target Program Climate Change and Green Growth in 2020 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Attending the seminar were representatives of the Office of Cleaner Production and Energy Efficiency – Department of Energy Efficiency, Department of Domestic Market, representatives of the group of experts that perform the tasks including VNCPC, Faculty of Marketing – National Economics University (NEU); representatives of BRG, An Phat Xanh Plastic Joint Stock Company, and related units and organizations.

At the seminar, Mr. Le Xuan Thinh – Director of VNCPC gave two presentations: Technical guidance on Development of a green, sustainable distribution system and Pilot results of applying Cleaner Production in green distribution system development at BRG Mart 174 Lac Long Quan.

According to VNCPC experts: BRG supermarkets have quite a lot of potentials to apply cleaner production techniques. In particular, focus on solutions to save energy (energy saving), use water efficiently, reduce waste and increase the use of materials and packaging environment friendly.

The outstanding potentials of cleaner production and energy efficiency that can be deployed and applied in BRG supermarkets will contribute to the realization of the desire to build a green distribution chain such as: Reducing the use of old equipment that consumes energy and replacing with more energy-saving equipment (for example, proposing replacing old fluorescent tube bulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs could save 174 Lac Long Quan supermarket an estimated savings of 120 million VND/year).

Improved maintenance of system equipment in supermarkets (well-performed air conditioners, electric bulbs, chillers, etc. can significantly reduce energy losses, equipment failures), and improve operating processes. equipment in the supermarket (turn off the air conditioner 1 hour before, invest in the door for the refrigerator to reduce heat loss, etc.) and many other opportunities.

In fact, most of the cleaner production options are quite simple and do not require much but bring practical results for businesses. This will help the management board and supermarket staff to be more aware and think about continuous improvement in the supermarket, contributing to building a sustainable green distribution chain.

VNCPC

Successful stories and impacts of the EIP Projects to be shared across Vietnam

72 enterprises from 5 Industrial Parks in the northern province of Ninh Binh, the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho and Da Nang City have reduced their investments in energy, water and materials; and contributed to protecting the local environment. Some of these enterprises started to develop their plan to implement industrial symbiosis solutions, a further step toward sustainable development.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is planning to organize a closing event in Hanoi mid-June to highlight successful stories and significant impacts of the Project “Implementation of Eco – industrial park initiative for sustainable industrial zones in Vietnam”.

The Project “Implementation of Eco – industrial park initiative for sustainable industrial zones in Vietnam” has been implemented by MPI and UNIDO since October 2014 in the pilot industrial zones: Khanh Phu & Gian Khau (Ninh Binh), Hoa Khanh (Da Nang) and Tra Noc 1&2 (Can Tho).

VNCPC expert measured and guided technicians at the factory.

Under the project, the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co.Ltd. (VNCPC) provided resource efficient and cleaner production solutions to these enterprises to increase transfer, deployment and diffusion of clean and low-carbon technologies; to minimize Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) releases and water pollutants as well as to improve water-efficiency and sound management of chemicals.

In addition, the project also provided advices to strengthen legal regulations and policies on IZ planning and management as well as guidelines and instructions to facilitate the transformation of IZs into EIPs. One of the significant outcomes of the project is the issuance of Decree No.82/2018/ND-CP (“Decree 82”) of the Government of Vietnam dated 22 May 2018 to regulate the management of industrial zones (IZ) and economic zones (EZ) in Vietnam. The Decree took effect since July 2018.

Working with business on solutions to make efficient resources and cleaner production.

The project also helped strengthen institutional capacities on eco-industrial park planning and management at different levels, ranging from the central government to the local authorities as well as the management authorities of these 5 pilot IZs.

Guidelines on how to access green financing, what to do to prevent, prepare and respond to environmental accidents were also developed and shared by the Project.

Training for technicians of factories on industrial sybiosis

Thanks to the success of the Project, discussion on Phase 2 of the EIP Initiative is underway to extend the Project’s interventions to other existing IZs across Vietnam and ensure sustainable development.

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VNCPC provided training courses on industrial symbiosis in Can Tho, Ninh Binh and Da Nang

From April 23-26, 2019, Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd. (VNCPC) cooperated with Sofies (Switzerland) to organize training courses on industrial symbiosis in 3 provinces Can Tho, Ninh Binh and Da Nang.

There were activities within the framework of the project “Implementing the ecological industrial zone (IZ) initiative towards a sustainable industrial zone model in Vietnam” chaired by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The participants of training courses are the representatives of enterprises in the IZs, IZ Management Boards and IZ infrastructure investment enterprises in 03 selected localities to implement the project include: Ninh Binh, Da Nang, Can Tho, and related ministries/agencies.

Trainees were given certificates when participating in the training courses.

Accordingly, the trainees were provided by national and international experts: Provide the main concepts, methods and tools related to the detection and implementation of industrial symbiosis;

Providing practical tools to support the implementation of industrial symbiosis: case of typical business, financial mechanism, contract signing, mobilizing the participation of parties in the implementation of industrial symbiosis;

Provide recommendations to address the needs of building symbiotic links in practice in the project.

The courses received high appreciation from participants and the sponsors.

VNCPC

Earth Hour – Connect to Earth

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I am very grateful and fortunate to have you as VNCPC’s partner. On the occasion of Christmas and New Year season, I would like to express my sincere thanks and warmest greetings to you and the family.

Best regards,

Le Xuan Thinh – Director

Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co.Ltd