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Vietnam eyes partnership in renewable energy with Belgium

Updated: Jun 28, 2022




Vietnam has sought partnership with Belgium in renewable energy and sustainable port development.


During an event focused on Vietnam as your Green business opportunities destination, the authorities expressed such interest.


Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Nguyen Van Thao mentioned about various challenges the world and the countries are facing today after the pandemic.


He said that as a coastal country, Vietnam understands very well the value of sustainable development as well as economic development going together with environmental protection, a local report mentioned.


He said that the cooperation potential between Vietn


am and Belgium in renewable energy and green port development is huge.


To be noted, during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh committed on net-zero emission by 2050. To achieve the target, it has been said that Vietnam should increase the capacity of generating renewable energy, especially solar and wind power.


In response, Belgium expressed willingness to cooperate on the sector.


Meanwhile, experts were of view that "Vietnam must focus on building a better electricity network, strengthening the connectivity of offshore wind farms to the coast and redefining the tariff for offshore wind power development activities."


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