Maxim Kochetkov, Director for Russia's Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Facilities Department (Source: en.portnews.ru)
Moscow (VNA) – Russia and Vietnam have great potential in further developing the ship-building industry together, said Maxim N. Kochetkov, Director for the Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Facilities Department under the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

In an interview with Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Moscow, Maxim Kochetkov confirmed that the two countries have coordinated in this field for years.

The Klylov State Research Centre and the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology Centre of Russia are considering the possibility of implementing Vietnam’s proposals to help the country’s shipbuilding technology meet international standards.

The two centres are also considering working together in building a deep-sea fleet in Vietnam, and collecting necessary information about Russia’s fishing vessel building projects in order to satisfy Vietnam’s proposals, he said.

He stressed the need to define the kinds of ship that would have an advantage in Vietnam, as well as learning about the country’s infrastructure facilities to serve the building of these ships.

Russia is willing to consider financial plans to carry out joint projects with Vietnam, he stated, adding that Russia’s universities are also willing to help Vietnam train students on shipbuilding, while the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Technology Centre is to consider the provision of hi-tech equipment for the country.-VNA