Finland, Vietnam Cooperate in Clean Technology

Finland wants to continue promoting cooperation with Vietnam in clean technology, Ambassador to Vietnam Pekka Hyvonen said at a workshop in Hanoi on Dec. 13. 2010.

He said Finnish experts and companies are able to provide Vietnam with high-quality clean technology services, particularly in solutions for effective energy use which would help Vietnamese firms achieve better performance and profit.

The Finnish diplomat stressed the importance of environmental protection and improvement in sustainable development at the event, saying Finland is one of the world’s leading nations in linking economic growth and clean technology, especially liquid waste treatment and renewable energy technologies.

The workshop presented a good opportunity for businesses from both countries to discuss impacts of urbanization and industrialization, and helped map out detailed programmes to be jointly implemented early next year, the Finnish Ambassador said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Danh Vinh hailed Finland’s assistance to Vietnam in recent years and emphasized that Finland is Vietnam’s first partner in clean technology.

According to the deputy minister, Vietnam is aware of effects from global climate change as well as the relationship between sustainable development and environmental protection.

He described potential for cooperation in clean technology as a lever for both countries’ businesses to expand and boost economic and trade cooperation in the near future.
Finland has invested in five projects in Vietnam, with a total registered capital of US$33.4 million.

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