Implementing the green e-transportation initiative in Hanoi

09:41 07/09/2020

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.