The British Council has launched an eco-friendly business competition for entrepreneurs.

Up to six cash prizes worth 720 million VND will be awarded to those shortlisted. There are two prize categories – start-ups (worth 100 million VND (4,800 USD) each) and step-ups (for existing projects), worth 140 million VND each.

A similar competition has been launched in other Asia Pacific countries including Australia , mainland China , Japan , Indonesia , the Republic of Korea and Thailand .

Entries, which should be submitted by July 3, have to clearly address some of the biggest environmental challenges facing local urban communities, and solutions to those problems.

These include waste reduction and efficiency, environmental transport and travel, energy reduction, water efficiency and sustainable design./