Deputy PM hosts CEO of US energy company

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung gave a reception in Hanoi on November 15 to Scott Kicker, Founder and CEO of the US-based Gen X Energy Company, which is exploring a liquefied natural gas project valued at more than US$6 billion in Vietnam.

The Deputy PM highlighted the growing Vietnam – US comprehensive partnership on bilateral, regional and global scale with trade and investment ties having become an important foundation and a driving force.

Regarding the energy field, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and participated in a number of cooperation mechanisms and dialogues to boost bilateral ties, he said, noting that Vietnam regards the US one of the top important partners.

With the goal of ensuring energy security in a sustainable manner, Vietnam is reviewing supply and demand, restructuring power source by diversifying materials for power production.  Besides developing renewable energy, the country will develop energy sources from natural gas to replace others, Dung told his guest.

He suggested the company continue working hand in hand with Vietnamese partners and relevant agencies to prepare for the project in line with the law.

Kicker, in turn, affirmed that with the government and PM’s determination, Vietnam’s business environment will become appealing to major and experienced investors, especially those working in energy.

He also applauded the government’s measures to develop clean and eco-friendly energies for the goal of ensuring power sufficiency for the whole economy.

The CEO of the US energy company pledged his closer collaboration with Vietnamese partners, ministries and agencies to launch the project soon.