Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The ICEX Spain Trade and Investment and the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam hosted a programme in Hanoi on October 19, seeking to connect Spanish and Vietnamese companies in internationally-funded projects.

The event saw the participation of 15 Spanish enterprises leading in transport infrastructure, energy, traditional energy, renewable energy, and environment.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong highlighted the cooperation between the two countries, particularly in public transport.

He expressed his hope that on the occasion, Spanish enterprises will pay more attention to transport projects, particularly in public transport, which is prioritised by the Vietnamese Government.

Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam Alfonso Tena Garcia said Spanish businesses in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Da Nang city are operating effectively.

He hoped that through the programme, Spanish businesses will work with Vietnam in developing transport infrastructure network, while focusing on such sectors with huge potential as the environment and energy.

Nguyen Danh Huy from the Ministry introduced a number of transport projects to the guests, including the North – South highway project, the Long Thanh International airport, the Lach Huyen sea port, the Van Phong port, the Hanoi – Vinh railway express project.

Spanish transport industry earned 88 billion EUR, ranking second worldwide.

Spanish enterprises joined and supervised a number of key projects in many countries, including the Metro Line 5 project in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.-VNA