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Hanoi (VNA) – Renault Vietnam will sign an agreement on an environmental protection programme with the Hanoi People’s Committee and also a contract to provide 100 electric cars for the Mai Linh Taxi Company on April 8, according to the French Embassy in Vietnam.

Specifically, the agreement will help establish a partnership between the committee and the embassy to enhance cooperation in sustainable urban development, particularly in the improvement of air quality in the capital city.

The provision of 100 electric cars is part of a project between the French automobile manufacturer and the Vietnamese taxi company to establish a fleet of environmentally-friendly taxis in Vietnam’s major cities in order to reduce gas emissions.

Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. According to the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2013 Renault was the 11th biggest automaker in the world by production volume.-VNA