The Danish Government will grant an approximately US$57 million non-refundable aid to Vietnam by next year, to support Vietnam's effort to promote green energy and administrative reforms, according to H.E. John Nielsen, Danish Ambassador to Vietnam on December 7.
"Denmark has allocated an additional grant of nearly $14 million to improve energy efficiency in small-medium sized enterprises,” said H.E. Nielsen, “the continued high level Danish development assistance to Vietnam reflects a commitment to support the country in fostering a green and socially sustainable economy."
During the coming year, Denmark and Vietnam will work together to build a Strategic Partnership on Green Growth, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Nielsen added.
He expressed hope that Denmark and Vietnam would sign a Comprehensive Co-operation Agreement next year intended to strengthen political, commercial and cultural relations between the two countries.
Vietnam was one of ten countries to which Denmark would give commercial development priority in 2013, he said, adding that Denmark would also continue to grant Vietnam support for legal and parliamentary reform, transparency and accountability.