Sweden and Vietnam have expanded the two nations’ long-standing energy cooperation from hydropower to safe and sustainable energy development.
According to Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade) newspaper, Ann Måwe, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam said in an interview that the Swedish side and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade have regularly held seminars to offer chances for major energy firms, in addition to stepping cooperation at the governmental level.
The seminars had support from Swedish financial institutes and focused on technical solutions, improvement of the national grid, and development of the renewable energy market and the Ambassador praised Vietnam’s great potential in renewable energy development, not only wind but also solar energy.
Ann Måwe said that Vietnam should invest in and improve transmission systems to join the network of safe and sustainable energy resources, as well as preserve redundant energy in peak production season and the Vietnamese government also need to devise programs to raise public awareness of energy saving, Mawe added.
Sweden will continue to provide counseling to the Vietnamese Government in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy while also working with the European Union (EU) and northern European nations in green energy development projects.
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