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.

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.


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

VNCPC participated in the kick-off session of the Component for Services and Techniques for Pilot Recycling Technologies in two craft villages

On November 6th, 2018, at the Vietnam Environment Administration (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), the Project Management Board held a kick-off meeting to provide a service and technology component for plastics recycling technology in two craft villages in Hung Yen. The meeting aimed to unify the contents, implementation plan and activities of coordinating and managing the products of the bidding package.

This is a package under Component 3 of the “Implementing Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) project in outdoor combustion to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

The project is a practical action to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Around the world, five countries – Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines and Vietnam are selected by UNIDO.

The project is a practical action to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

This package was co-chaired by Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd (VNCPC) and its partners Vinacolour Co. Ltd., Viet Trung Environmental Technology Co. Ltd in two plastic recycling villages Minh Khai and Phan Boi (Hung Yen), during 2 years (2018 – 2020).

The purpose of the tender package is to survey, feasibility study, identify and apply BAT/BEP solution to improve the production process, reduce the amount of waste generated in the production process while reducing emissions. Non-destructive organic pollutants (UPOPs) due to plastic waste burning activities.

Main activities of the project include:

Survey and evaluate the current status of plastic recycling technology in two craft villages

  • Proposed BAT/BEP solutions
  • Training and technology transfer for households
  • Installing and testing two new technological lines in two craft villages
  • Installation and testing of waste plastic recycling line to create useful products such as brick, plastic tile, plastic fence, tray, plastic tray, …
  • Measurement and analysis of economic and environmental efficiency before and after project implementation.


Advanced RECP training for 26 local officials

On September 5 – 6 in Hanoi, Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co.Ltd (VNCPC) organized a training course on “Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) ” for 26 local officials.

The participants in the intensive RECP training were mainly from energy saving and cleaner production centers, cleaner production-related agencies and organizations, and technical staffs from the FDI.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the course, Mr. Le Xuan Thinh, VNCPC director, said that the project of implementing the Eco-Industrial Park (IZ) initiative to the Sustainable Industrial Park with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) will be run from 2015 to 2019, including capacity building and RECP assessment for enterprises in selected industrial zones: Da Nang, Can Tho, Ninh Binh.

Mr. Le Xuan Thinh – VNCPC director (sitting in the middle) with representatives from UNIDO, MPI attended the opening ceremony.

Over the past 3 years, VNCPC has been honored to be chosen by the project management board as the consultant to perform these tasks. Up to now, VNCPC has trained 220 staffs for enterprises.

According to Vu Quoc Huy, Deputy Director of the Department of Management of Economic Zones, Ministry of Planning and Investment: After 25 years of development, Vietnam’s IPs need a new model and more effective competition.

Mr. Vu Quoc Huy, Deputy Director of Economic Zone Management Department, MPI spoke at the opening ceremony.

Secondly, enterprises in the IZ have not paid much attention or have not enough knowledge and information to apply cleaner production methods, use more economical and efficient resources and raw materials to improve their capability  competitive.

Third, environmental issues, especially waste management, are not properly addressed.

Fourth, enterprises in the IZ have not cooperated in the joint use of resources, raw materials and reuse of industrial waste.

Therefore, the objective of this training course is to enhance the specialized RECP advice and assessment skills for cleaner production and energy conservation consultants from departments, departments and universities. After the training, participants will become the source of specialists who can undertake the tasks related to the implementation of the local RECP program.

For its part, the Ministry of Planning and Investment will continue to coordinate with ministries, branches, People’s Committees of provinces/cities and management boards of local industrial zones to accelerate the conversion of industrial zones into ecological zones. We hope that the trained specialists will become the extension arms to support these transformation programs locally.

Accordingly, in 2 days, participants have access to RECP techniques and examples in practice; energy assessment skills; material; thermal energy; water assessment skills; chemical management; waste; monitoring.

At the end of the course, all participants scored 8-10/10 for topics taught by technical staffs of VNCPC.

Give certificates to trainees after the training