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Businesswomen Connect in a Forum on Green Economic Development

A forum connecting female entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia was held in Hanoi on July 5, with discussions centered on the green economy.

Addressing the event, Bui Thi Minh Hoai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, and Chairwoman of its Commission for Mass Mobilization, emphasized the critical role of various stakeholders in green economic development, with businesses being one of the most crucial. She highlighted that businesswomen, in particular, are an indispensable force in green growth strategies, contributing significantly to shaping a sustainable growth ecosystem.

To further harness the potential and strengths of female entrepreneurs, Hoai proposed that the women’s unions of the three countries actively collaborate and share experiences in disseminating information, raising awareness, and supporting members and women in green and circular economic development. She urged enterprises, especially those led by women, to continue pioneering and adopting innovative measures to enhance the efficiency of production and business practices aligned with strategic goals on greenhouse gas emission reduction and the promotion of clean and renewable energy use.

Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union Ha Thi Nga stated that agencies and organizations, particularly those representing entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs, have been actively engaged in activities and initiatives to enhance their roles in the green economy. Nga called on women from the three countries to cooperate and unite in supporting the empowerment of women in economic affairs and actively contribute to the green economy and a more sustainable future. She recommended that the three women’s unions continue to promote supportive initiatives and accompany women and businesswomen on their journey to contribute to the green economic development of each country. She also suggested integrating content and initiatives on green economic development into bilateral cooperation agreements between the Vietnam Women’s Union and those of Laos and Cambodia at both central and local levels.

Pointing out several existing shortcomings, President of the Lao Women’s Union Aly Vongnobountham expressed hope that the three unions will collaborate to discuss cooperation plans and exchange experiences for the development of women. She advocated for promoting environmentally friendly goods production and climate change adaptation and utilizing technology to create jobs and stable incomes, thus helping women gradually escape povert.

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