Sustainable development industries in spotlight

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has proposed the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) develop strong, specific measures to assist Vietnam create a sustainable development sector, with new businesses in areas such as environmental protection technologies.

Deputy PM Nhan praised the council’s development targets while receiving VBCSD Co-Chairman Doan Duy Khuong, who is also VCCI Vice President, and Gary Schutz, General Director of Holcim Vietnam, in Hanoi on August 16.

Gary Schutz said the council is devising cooperative plans in the fields of clean technology, energy and climate change, development, education and ecological environment in Vietnam, and plans to arrange a forum for its member companies to exchange and cooperate in building quality pilot initiatives and models of sustainable development.

VBCSD was set up by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the participation of many international and domestic corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises. 

It was designed to promote the role of the business community in implementing a sustainable development strategy in Vietnam, contributing to economic growth while ensuring social progress and equality, hunger eradication and poverty reduction, job generation, environmental protection, biodiversity and the ability to cope with climate change.