|Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng )right) meets Scott Kicker, Founder and CEO of the US-based Gen X Energy Company on Friday. Photo baochinhphu.vn|
HÀ NỘI Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for Scott Kicker, Founder and CEO of the US-based Gen X Energy Company, which is exploring a liquefied natural gas project worth more than US$6 billion in Việt Nam.
The Deputy PM said the Việt Nam-US comprehensive partnership was growing bilaterally, regionally and globally, of which trade and investment ties had become an important foundation and driving force.
In the energy field, both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation and joined a number of joint mechanisms and dialogues to enhance bilateral ties.
Việt Nam considered the US one of the top important partner countries, he said.
With the goal of ensuring energy security in a sustainable manner, Việt Nam was reviewing supply and demand, restructuring power source by diversifying materials for power production, he said, adding that apart from developing renewable energy, Việt Nam would develop energy sources from natural gas to replace others.
He proposed the company continues working closely with Vietnamese partners and agencies concerned to prepare for the project in line with the law.
Kicker said with the Government and PM’s determination, Việt Nam’s business environment would become attractive to major and experienced investors, especially those working in energy.
He hailed the Government’s measures to develop clean and eco-friendly energies for the goal of ensuring power sufficiency for the whole economy.
The guest vowed to work closely with Vietnamese partners, ministries and agencies to soon launch the project. VNS