Finland development minister eyes co-operation in Da Nang
DA NANG (VNS)— Finnish Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala met with Vice Chairman of Da Nang city People's Committee Phung Tan Viet on Saturday.
|Vice Chairman of Da Nang city People's Committee Phung Tan Viet (left) receives Finnish Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala.—Photo baodanang.vn
The minister said Finnish companies have potential to co-ordinate with Da Nang to increase innovation, reduce poverty and commence business operations in the city and surrounding region. She also hoped that businesses from her country would seek opportunities to co-operate with Viet Nam.
The host welcomed the visit and said he believed it would help bridge Finnish companies towards his city.
He also briefed the Finnish minister and her accompanying business delegation on the links between his city and Salo city in Finland, in particular the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation between the two cities in 2011 and a joint project in Da Nang.
During their stay in the city, the Finnish delegation visited a project sponsored by the Finnish non-governmental organisation Fida International Ry which helps people with disabilities in the city. — VNS