Bioenergy Basics, Projects and Approval Processes: One-Week Trainings for Viet Nam’s Southern Localities

  04 December 2020
Ms. Anita Demuth – Technical Advisor of BEM project addressing the workshop (Source: GIZ)

GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) under the Viet Nam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) jointly held a series of trainings, on November 30 – December 4 in Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, to equip southern officials with the know-how to promote bioenergy project development.

Participants of the training were delegated officials from People’s Committees, Departments of Industry and Trade (DOITs), Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONREs), Departments of Planning and Investment (DPIs), and Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARDs).

Designed to foster interaction between learners, the participants were divided into groups to map the bioenergy potentials of given provinces. They then had an in-depth discussion of the provincial authority’s responsibilities in the approval process and how to enhance the process.

Moreover, participants worked together and identified key barriers for bioenergy project development: potentials assessment, fluctuating sources of residues, difficulties related to approval processes, site clearance and contract management with supplying farmers.

*The event is part of the Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam (BEM) project, implemented by GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) – Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT). The project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

For more information about BEM project, please see here.

For further information, please contact: Nathan Moore – BEM’s Project Director