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Date 16/08/2022-17:42:00 PM
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung attends SK Group’s high-level webinar on Vietnam’ development policy
(MPI) - Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien delivered their speeches at the SK Group’s high-level webinar on Vietnam’s development policy on August 16.
Overview of the meeting at the MPI. Photo: MPI

Minister Dung highlighted the outstanding development of the strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in all fields; said that Vietnam is developing a national master plan and implementing the national strategy on green growth for the 2021-2030 period, vision to 2050.

Vietnam advocates attracting and cooperating in foreign investment selectively; considering quality, efficiency, technology and environmental protection as the primary evaluation criteria, he said.

The minister asked the SK Group to share experiences in the growth model based on science - technology and innovation in order to help Vietnam achieve its development goals by 2030 and 2045; consider Vietnam an attractive destination and global strategy to expand its operations on production, research, development.

The minister suggested the two sides acelerate the implementation of projects related to clean energy, hydrogen, projects that enhancing ecosystem development to build supporting industries in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Government will support the SK Group in collaboration with the National Innovation Centre (NIC) to pilot the above projects and research in Vietnam.

Vietnam will actively research the possibility of cooperation between SK and stated-owned enterprises in Vietnam in order to realize the concept of “Building a business ecosystem, take the lead in implementing emission reduction commitments at COP26, conversion to use clean energy and reducing carbon emissions process of Vietnam”.

The Vietnamese government is committed to creating the best possible conditions for foreign investors in general and SK Group in particular, the minister noted, pledging to consider and actively handle SK’s proposals, including the training of human resources to meet the requirements of enterprises and investors.

The meeting was held online. Photo: MPI

At the meeting, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien commended the potential for cooperation between Vietnam and the SK Group in renewable energy and clean energy. The National Power Development Plan VIII aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the target of “ net zero emissions” by 2050, he added.

Minister Dien asked the SK Group to soon send experts to coordinate with the MoIT, MPI and relevant ministries, sectors to exchange views in mentioned fields; establish a research center to transfer technology; organise personnel training for Vietnam.

For his part, Chey Tae-won, Chairman and CEO of the SK Group spoke highly of the Vietnam’s rapid and positive change and achievements in post-pandemic socio-economic recovery. He said that SK Group is considering to invest in Vietnam in hydrogen projects and high-tech projects using clean energy.

SK Group will make a visit to Vietnam to seek investment opportunities and exchange ideas, share experiences on the green electricity; hopes that the SK and NIC will have opportunity to implement innovation programmes in Vietnam./.

Bao Linh
Ministry of Planning and Investment

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