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Vietnam garment industry urged to focus on green energy

02
Jan '12
Vietnam's textile and clothing enterprises, especially those into manufacturing, have been urged to save energy to protect the ecosystem.

At a seminar held in HCM City, experts discussed various steps that can be taken to develop green businesses, including those involved in the textile and garment sectors.

The experts agreed that adoption of energy-efficient methods would not only help textile and apparel industries reduce their cost of production, but would also simultaneously help save the environment.

Professor Nguyen Ngoc Tran, Head of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Development Research Centre, said it is imperative for enterprises to protect the environment and initiate measures to deal with climate change while contributing to the country's development.

Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development, said the race to go green in manufacturing, including textile manufacturing, has already began with countries adopting low-carbon emission technologies and Vietnam must follow the trend.

The attendees to the seminar were informed that China has invested 21 percent of its global investments totaling US$ 162 billion in clean energy. The largest share in clean energy is of South Korea, which has 80 percent of its new investments directed towards the green sector.

The attendees at the forum also discussed on the participation of municipal corporations to raise awareness about the positive effects of green energy.

The potential affects of climate change and long-term operational responses to the same were also discussed, especially in the context of Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

Last week, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, released statistical data on the present energy usage and the potential to conserve energy in three sectors, including the textile sector.

The data says, between 1998 and 2006, energy usage in Vietnam went up by three times, 45 percent of which was in the industrial sector. It adds that in these industries the efficiency of energy usage is very low and plants waste as much as 75 percent of their energy.

To reduce energy wastage in the industrial sector, including textile and clothing industries, the IFC is promoting renewable energy and cleaner manufacturing methods aimed at enhancing energy efficiency, and is also raising awareness through the Vietnam Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production (EECP) programme.

The objective of the EECP programmes is to decrease emissions and enhance the use of natural sources of energy by making finance available for investing in sustainable energy.

The EECP project is being implemented in association with selected banks to provide finance to enable the textile and garment industries to strengthen their sustainable energy portfolios.

The EECP initiative is particularly helpful to those textile enterprises that are currently using inefficient manufacturing methods. These companies can upgrade their machines by introducing new and clean technologies that will raise their productivity and help them reduce manufacturing costs, while benefiting the environment through improved energy efficiencies.


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