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HCMC leader meets 100 CEOs over green development

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC government has recently held discussions with 100 prominent experts, business leaders, and representatives of organizations to explore sustainable growth strategies for the city.

This meeting, known as the “CEO 100 Tea Connect,” took place at the Reunification Palace on September 14 as part of the HCMC Economic Forum (HEF) 2023.

Phan Van Mai, chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, underscored the city’s continuous efforts to reshape its economy. He emphasized that HCMC is striving to tap into the potential of green growth for long-term development.

Key challenges facing the city’s advancement include the impact of climate change, traffic congestion, and a scarcity of skilled personnel, according to Mai. The city actively sought recommendations and counsel from scientists and entrepreneurs to foster a favorable living and working environment in HCMC.

HCMC’s sustainable development goals rest on four pillars: green resources, green infrastructure, green behavior, and green transformation driven by pioneering sectors. These pillars are outlined in the city’s Green Development Strategic Framework by 2030, with a vision to 2050.

Furthermore, HCMC has plans to transform the outlying district of Can Gio into a model for achieving net-zero emissions by 2035. This target is 15 years ahead of Vietnam’s commitment announced at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26.

The transformation of Can Gio necessitates the development of eco-friendly transportation, the adoption of green automotive fuels, and the conversion of waste into energy within the district.

Regarding the planned pilot program for carbon credit trading in the district, HCMC seeks the active involvement and support of organizations, experts, and enterprises to maximize the potential of this market in accordance with both Vietnamese and international regulatory frameworks.

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