Official dispatch of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about the recommendation of VSEA on the maximum reduction of coal imports in the National Energy Development Master Plan
Signing agency: Vietnam Government Portal
Agency: Government Office
Time of signing: 22.01.2021 12:10:29 +07:00
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Ref: A news story by the Vietnam Television (VTV) on the recommendation on the maximum reduction of coal imports in the National Energy Development Master Plan
Hanoi, January 21, 2021
To: Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)
VTV on January 15, 2021 reported the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) recommended minimizing coal imports in the National Energy Development Master Plan for the Period 2021-2030, vision 2050 considering potential risks and hurdles. Coal imports are set in the Draft Master Plan to increase from 49% in 2020 to 54% in 2030 before recording a growth rate of 70% by 2050. This is a wrong target as there are hurdles to coal imports and domestic primary energy sources should be fully exploited towards the goal of Vietnam becoming an energy exporter in the future.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigns the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to examine the reported issue and take into account VSEA’s recommendation in the development and submission for approval of the National Energy Development Master Plan for the Period 2021-2030, vision 2050 and the Power Development Plan VIII (PDP VIII).
The Government Office informs herein for implementation by the MOIT.
- As above;
- Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (for reporting purposes);
- Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE);
- Government Office: Minister, Chairman, Vice Chairman Nguyen Cao Luc, Assistant to the Prime Minister, Departments of: General Affairs, Editorial Board, Government Portal;
- Archives: VT, CN (2). nvq
PP. MINISTER, CHAIRMAN
(Signed and sealed)
Nguyen Cao Luc