Vietnam, Switzerland share experiences in making green growth work

09:05 | 07/04/2018 Cooperation

Government officials, experts, and businesses working in the private sector from Vietnam and Switzerland gathered at a forum held in Hanoi on April 4 to share their experiences and seek ways to boost green growth in Vietnam.

vietnam switzerland share experiences in making green growth work
Participants exchanging talks at the forum - Photo:

The event was co-organized by Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Swiss Embassy in Vietnam.

Participants at the event focused their discussions on solutions to boost green growth in Vietnam, opportunities and challenges in the deployment of green growth policies, and ways to attract greater investment from business communities in Vietnam and Switzerland for green growth projects.

Addressing the forum, MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung appreciated the Swiss Government for giving priorities to facilitating Vietnam’s private sector, promoting the efficient use of resources, and supporting the Vietnamese Government and private enterprises to realise the “clean production” concept in the country.

He emphasised the importance of bilateral cooperation in green growth and sustainable development with a focus on three major areas: strengthening economic institutions and policies, developing the private sector with efficient use of resources and improved competitiveness, and fostering sustainable urban development and climate change adaption.

For her part, Doris Leuthard, Head of the Federation Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication expressed her delight that bilateral cooperation has been further deepened in a practical manner.

She suggested that Vietnam conduct further research on and mobilise available resources and financial sources for boosting green growth, while addressing any arising problems and challenges for its socio-economic development.

Theo NDO