Vietnamese honoured at ESCI Best Practices Awards Programme Deputy Minister of Public Security, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Thanh at the award ceremony in Chile Deputy Minister of Public Security, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Thanh has won the silver prize of Best Practices Awards Programme of the Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. With a project on turning Vietnam’s Hai Phong into a green port city, Thanh, who is former Secretary of the city’s Party Committee, brought home the silver prize in the category of Low Carbon Model Towns. Addressing the award ceremony in Chile’s Antofagasta on October 14, Thanh said his project aims to build Hai Phong as an ecosystem, with scientific applications in planning, management and development. Activities that target the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, environmental protection and climate change adaptation will serve as a driving force for green growth and sustainable economic development, he said. Regarding the application of the model in APEC economies, especially developing and developed ones, Thanh stressed the need to raise public awareness, create new momentum for the economy, generate more jobs and shift towards renewable energy. He also suggested expanding the public transport system, increase the… Read full this story
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