Vietnam aims at low-carbon development. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has recently agreed to extend the deadline of the project on low carbon transition in energy efficiency sector (LCEE) in Vietnam to the end of June 2017.

The Deputy PM assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to inform the Danish partner about the extension.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) was asked to build a detailed plan and supervise the project’s implementation to ensure the completion of the project as scheduled.

The project was signed by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings (MCEB) and the MoIT in November 2012, funded by the Global Framework under the Climate Envelope 2012.

The project took place from January 2013 to December 2015 including an inception phase of six months, covering a total budget of 65 million DKK.

The project consists of two components: The first supports the Ministry of Industry and Trade in promoting energy efficiency in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) with a focus on the brick, ceramic and food processing sectors while the second provides support to the Ministry of Construction in implementing the building codes for energy efficiency.

The development objective of the project is: “Improved energy efficiency in small and medium enterprises and buildings in Vietnam contributes to sustainable development and a transition to a low carbon economy”.-VNA