By 2020, 100 percent of the new investment projects in energy-intensive industries, potentially causing serious pollution to the environment, must meet the standards and technical regulations on clean technology.

This is one of the specific objectives in the clean technology strategy until 2020 with a vision toward 2030 approved by the Prime Minister on December 30, 2013, the Vietnam Economic News said.

The overall objective of the strategy is to boost the use of clean and environmentally friendly technologies, increase energy and natural resources efficiency, and lower emissions in industrial production.

Specifically, the strategy will focus on building and application of technical regulations on clean technologies in industrial production facilities in energy-intensive industries, which may cause serious pollution to the environment, such as textile, fertiliser, pesticides, steel, mining, mineral processing, thermal power, paper production, cement production, and sugar production.

It is expected that by 2020, all the new investment projects in the above industries must meet the technical standards and regulations on clean technologies; 60-70 percent production facilities that are operating in the industries mentioned above must complete the formulation and implementation of technological innovation roadmap towards using clean technologies.

In addition, six solutions will be implemented related to management, technology, international cooperation, finance and investment, market, and information and communications. Particularly, the management solution stipulates the roadmap for implementation of clean technologies for new investment and increased investment projects.

The strategy also offers clean technology investors incentives and aims at managing clean technology projects right in the stage of granting certificates.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade was assigned to take charge of the strategy implementation in coordination with relevant ministries and local agencies. It will responsible for reporting to the government on the implementation of the strategy annually.-VNA