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…