Vietnam to develop energy for sustainable development hinh anh 1Tran Dinh Thien, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics, speaks at the forum (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam need to carry out many solutions to supply enough energy for social-economic development as well as pursue a sustainable development in the long term, according to experts.

At the Vietnam Energy Forum 2016: Challenges for Sustainable Development held in Hanoi on August 25, Le Tuan Phong, Deputy Head of the General Department of Energy, said Vietnam needs to improve the making of strategy strategies for energy industry development and energy planning.

The country also needs to raise proportion of clean and renewable energy as well as promote solutions for efficient and effective electricity use, Phong said.

Tang The Hung, Deputy Director of Planning and Master Plan of the General Department of Energy under the MoIT, said Vietnam set a strategy for renewable energy development by mobilising all resources and at a reasonable price.

The country also will increase the rate of renewable energy under a set road map and reduce dependence on fossil energy to ensure energy security and mitigate climate change, protect environment and pursue sustainable social-economic development.

According to goals set in the strategy all most of households will be connected with the national grid by 2020 and will be able to get access to modern, sustainable energy services at a reasonable price by 2030.

The country targets to reduce 5 percent of greenhouse gas emission by 2000 and 45 percent by 2050, and the number of households using solar energy will be increased from 4.3 percent to 50 percent by 2050.

According to Phong, the demand for electricity consumption in Vietnam increased 13.07 percent per year during 2006-2010 and 11 percent during 2011-2015.-VNA