At the meeting. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with leaders from Dutch Damen Group and Puma Energy after attending the Vietnam-Netherlands Business Forum on July 10 (Photo: VNA)

Hague (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed to Dutch firms that Vietnam is making concerted efforts to build a development-facilitating and transparent government and create favourable conditions for both domestic and foreign enterprises.

He made the remark while meeting with leaders of several big groups in the Netherlands on July 10.

Meeting with Damen Group, Prime Minister Phuc underlined that Vietnam is prioritising shipbuilding industry to develop the economy and enhance defence capacity.

The Vietnamese Government leader lauded a contract to build six new multi-functional ships inked between the group and Vietnamese partner at the freshly-concluded Vietnam-Netherlands Business Forum. He also asked Damen to continue its cooperation and technology transfer for Vietnamese enterprises so that they can manufacture special-purpose ships for socio-economic and defence development.

Talking to Puma Energy executives, PM Phuc spoke highly of Puma Energy’s investment activities in Vietnam in the past 20 years. The group’s bitumen production and business in Vietnam have made significant contribution to developing traffic infrastructure and help Vietnamese engineers access modern and environmentally friendly technology, the Vietnamese leader said.

Puma Energy’s head thanked Vietnamese Government for facilitating foreign businesses to invest in the country, expressing wish to join the equitisation of some State-owned enterprises.-VNA