HA NOI (VNS)— The Danish Government will extend approximately US$57 million in non-refundable aid to Viet Nam next year, with support to focus on Viet Nam's efforts to promote green growth, administrative reform and governing capacity, Danish Ambassador to Viet Nam John Nielsen told a press briefing here yesterday.
|Flooding hits central Quang Binh Province's Le Thuy District. The Danish Government will extend about US$57 million in non-refundable aid to Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Ho Cau
During the coming year, Denmark and Viet Nam would work together to build a Strategic Partnership on Green Growth, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Nielsen said.
"Denmark has allocated an additional grant of nearly $14 million to improve energy efficiency in small- and medium-sized enterprises and buildings," he said."The continued high level of Danish development assistance to Viet Nam reflects a commitment to support the country in fostering a green and socially sustainable economy."
Nielsen expressed his hopes that Denmark and Viet Nam would sign a Comprehensive Co-operation Agreement next year intended to strengthen political, commercial and cultural relations between the two countries.
Viet Nam was one of ten countries to which Denmark would give commercial development priority in 2013, he said, adding that Denmark would also continue to prioritise support for legal and parliamentary reform, transparency and accountability. — VNS