|Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has asked Finland to continue supporting small-scale clean energy development projects for households via joint ventures or the use of official development assistance funds, during a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Tapani Lintila. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has asked Finland to continue supporting small-scale clean energy development projects for households using joint ventures or official development assistance funds.
During a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Tapani Lintila, Đam lauded the potential for Việt Nam-Finland co-operation in green economic development, adoption of clean technology in water and waste treatment and development of renewable energy such as wind and solar power and biomass.
Thanks to the support of the Việt Nam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme, co-operation programmes in these fields have been carried out effectively, Đam said.
Both sides need to increase the exchange of visits by economic and trade delegations to enhance mutual understanding, seek business opportunities, build start-up and innovation centres, promote collaboration in digital economy and e-commerce, he said, adding Vietnamese and Finnish firms should prepare to fully tap the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) which is to be adopted soon.
Lintila, for his part, expressed delight at visiting Việt Nam on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
He said the Finnish Government wants to establish new partnerships between enterprises and people of the two nations, and is interested in developing co-operative ties in information technology, smart urban development, energy, clean technology, education and start-up ecosystem.
During the visit, the Finnish minister held working sessions with leaders of the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Hà Nội City to discuss co-operation in waste treatment, renewable energy and information technology. — VNS