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Plans on developing power, coal sectors adjusted

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung chaired a meeting with permanent members of the Cabinet to adjust plans on developing the country’s power and coal sectors to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

January 20, 2016 8:15 AM GMT+7

Photo: VGP

Concluding the meeting, PM Dung praised the sectors’ positive results which served the country’s socio-economic development and construction, stressing the necessity of adjustmenting the plans to respond to new requirements of increasing demand on power and coal and the economic, safe and effective utility of the resources for sustainable development and environmental protection.
He asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to collect ideas at the meeting and of ministries and sectors to improve the adjustments and report them to the Government for consideration and approval in order to realize the adjusted plans from 2016 to ensure energy for development goals for the 2016-2020 period and to 2030.

The leader urged the sectors to ensure sufficient power supply and back-up plans to meet demand for local consumption and export with higher quality and more effectiveness, affirming the role of key State-owned enterprises in ensuring energy for the country and shifting successfully to the market mechanism.
He asked the sectors to ensure supply for national development with a vision to decades ahead, as well as quality, effectiveness, safety, and economical utility of energy, reduction of electrical waste, and infrastructure to minimize problems related to power and coal.
The sector should protect the environment effectively, review development plans of all coal-fired power plants, build no more plants and gradually replace coal by gas while following strictly international commitments on cutting emission and promoting the development of renewable energy, PM Dung said.
Regarding nuclear energy, the Government leader affirmed that the sector should continue to realize approved plans on developing the energy in conformity with laws effectively and safely.
He reminded the sectors to stay consistent to the market mechanism, gradually be competitive without price monopoly and subsidy and enhance scientific and technological applications to elevate productivity and lower product prices.
At the meeting, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang delivered a report on plan adjustments and the Government’s suggestions.
The Deputy PMs and leaders from minities and central agencies discussed and analysed main contents of the adjusted plans; reviewed the implementation of the previous plans; forecast power demand; updated the power network’s development and investment requirements and evaluated effectiveness of the plans.
Many delegates stressed the importance of the projects to the sectors’ development and the economy, saying these lay a foundation for managing and monitoring the State management over the sectors.
They also gave suggestions on supplementing and building specific policies in line with the national energy development strategy.
                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu