Hung Yen, 5 September 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and MBI Viet Nam (E-mobility company) organized a launching ceremony on the Green E-Transportation Initiative in Ecopark. The Green E-Transportation Initiative is a public-private initiative and jointly planned and implemented by UNDP, MBI Viet Nam, Ecopark, Ecotek, and Hue city. It is part of the Climate Business Index of UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) – a system that encourages companies to take climate actions.
The overall purpose of the Green E-Transportation initiative is to raise awareness of the importance of green transportation to address climate change and air quality issues in Viet Nam. It aims to promote green mobility to reduce air pollution and health risks resulting from the pollution.
Under this initiative, over the next two months, a pilot testing of the e-bike sharing scheme is conducted in Ecopark with approximately 500 e-bikes, 50 stations, and one operation center. After the pilot testing, UNDP will analyze all data in detail and create a report showing the impact on GHG reduction and air quality improvement. These results will be disclosed to the public and key stakeholders will be encouraged for active actions by sharing the results through public conferences with ministries, research institutes, international organizations, enterprises, NGOs and CSOs.
MBI Viet Nam and UNDP will expand the e-bike sharing scheme in Hue city later this year. In the future, the e-bike sharing system will possibly be expanded to other cities as well.
Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam highlighted that “Green transport is creating new business opportunities and new business models for enterprises, which not only help companies to grow sustainably, but also contribute to the reduction of the impacts of climate change and air pollution.” She also added “every individual can make a real contribution to the transformation towards a greener, cleaner future by choosing electric powered transport.”
Mr. Henry Yu, Acting General Manager of MBI Viet Nam said that “MBI Viet Nam aims to become a sustainable solution in the transport in Viet Nam. Working together with UNDP, we can contribute to the effort to address climate change and help localities to become green, clean and smarter cities.”
The launching event was attended by representatives of UNDP, MBI Viet Nam, Ecopark Group and Ecotek as well as residents living in and around Ecopark.
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Phan Huong Giang
Climate Change and Environment Media and Communications Analyst
United Nations Development Programme