Swedish minister-led transport delegation on Vietnam visit

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In late November a Swedish delegation, led by Mr. Erik Bromander, Sweden’s Vice Minister for Infrastructure visited Vietnam to understanding the urban transport situation in the country. The delegation included business leaders from various Swedish companies. These firms seek to provide traffic solutions to Vietnam.

The Swedish transport delegation worked with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport in Hanoi on November 25 to share their experiences on innovative and clean urban transport solutions. A seminar to share best practices between two countries was held, co-organized by the National Traffic Safety Committee under the Ministry of Transport and the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam.

They shared their experience in innovative and clean urban transport solutions and offered leading solutions in the field of public transport, including Scania & Volvo (buses), Gunnebo (entrance control), Axis Communications (surveillance), Icomera (solutions for a connected journey), KapschTrafficCom (toll road solutions) and Wate4Fuel (waste-to-fuel solutions).

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Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said that the ministry continues perfecting mechanisms and policies to attract foreign investors with capital and advanced science and modern technology to Vietnam to develop more robust transportation infrastructure and ensure order and traffic safety in the nation.

“Sweden has long been at the forefront of safe, environmentally friendly and efficient transport solutions. There also exists along-standing relationship between Sweden and Vietnam and there is great potential to take this cooperation forward in the field of infrastructure and transportation”, stressed Mr Erik Bromander.

Ms Camilla Mellander, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam stressed that with a fast growing middle class and expanding economy, Vietnam today is facing a number of challenges in the area of urban development, due to the country’s accelerating urbanization.

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“Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city and Da Nang are actively taking on these challenges. An efficient transport network would enable people to reach their destination in the shortest possible time,” said the ambassador.

Sources: Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Commmunist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper

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