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Vietnam's PDP8 Pause Is an Opportunity to Improve Market Structures

May 01, 2021
Melissa Brown
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Key Findings

Vietnam's Power Development Master Plan for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045 (PDP8), was expected to be signed off at the end of March during the last days of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's administration, but it hit an unexpected delay. Rather than being a setback, however, this delay can be an opportunity for Vietnam's policymakers to reset and improve market structures

The approval process for finalizing PDP8 was extended through June, raising important questions about how policymakers will contend with the rapidly shifting energy sector landscape.

The key is to refine new strategies and improve market structures

Melissa Brown

Former Director, Energy Finance Studies, Asia, Melissa Brown, a former securities analyst at JP Morgan and Citigroup, has played a leading role in various Asian investment organizations focused on mainstream and sustainable investment strat

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