France’s Air Liquide encouraged to expand investment in Vietnam hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has expressed his belief that the Air Liquide Group of France will continue closely coordinating with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and businesses to push ahead with preparations for its investment projects and improve its production capacity in Vietnam.

The official told Air Liquide’s Executive Committee at a meeting in Hanoi on March 5 that Vietnam will continue prioritising energy development, especially renewable energy. It will also focus on other sectors like processing-manufacturing; the support industry in computer, phone and auto manufacturing; and petro-chemistry, which are of the group’s potential and advantages.

Lauding the group’s production and business efficiency in Vietnam, Dung said the country will work to further improve the local business environment in an effort to attract more investments.

Vietnam always encourages investors to expand production and business in the country, he added.

The Deputy PM highlighted the active development of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, particularly in terms of economy, trade and investment, adding that many French firms are operating effectively in Vietnam, contributing to the country’s development.

Representatives of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee spoke highly of Vietnam’s favourable and attractive business environment.

Air Liquide plans to double its investment in the Southeast Asian country to improve its industrial gas supply capacity, serving the country’s demand for industrialisation, modernisation, clean energy development, and environmental protection, they said.

Air Liquide, which began operation in Vietnam in 1996, is a world leader in industrial gas and services supply for industries such as medical, electronic and chemical manufacturers. The group is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serving more than 3.6 million customers and patients. –VNA