Denmark will raise its aid to Vietnamese private enterprises in the fields of food safety and clean technology, the Danish Embassy in Hanoi revealed on March 28.

A business cooperation programme, funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), will raise its support towards Vietnam’s sustainable growth and job generation.

Since 1997, the programme has donated more than 74 million USD to 300 pilot projects and over 150 long-term partners in Vietnam, many of them still running their business in the country, even after DANIDA ended its financial aid.

Ambassador John Nielsen expressed his belief that the programme, together with other business support tools of the Danish agency, will contribute to reducing the number of local people living in poverty and boosting the country’s sustainable development.

The Danish Government and its businesses have been providing Vietnamese partners with knowledge in the fields of food safety and clean technology.

In the time to come, DANIDA will focus on supporting the country to see it grow in a more sustainable manner. This process will include green technology transfer, job generation and environmental improvement.-VNA