On June 24, the Ministry of Industry and Trade coordinated with the government of West Virginia, the United States to organize a webinar “Connecting Vietnamese and West Virginia businesses in the energy sector” to implement the Memorandum of Understanding. (MOU) on cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and energy between the two sides was signed on February 8, 2020.
The event had the attention and participation in the opening remarks of Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An, Governor of West Virginia Jim Justice and Congresswoman Carol Miller.
In addition, there are leaders and leading experts in the energy field of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the State of West Virginia, on the business side, there are also the participation of 3 large Vietnamese corporations, namely Vietnam Oil and Gas Group. Nam (PVN), Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and Vietnam Coal-Mineral Industry Group (Vinacomin), and large private enterprises in the energy sector such as: T&T, BCG, WTO and BIM Join the connection with 12 leading businesses and energy associations of the State of West Virginia.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop, Governor Jim Justice thanked the Ministry of Industry and Trade for coordinating with the State of West Virginia to organize a meaningful workshop with the connection of leading energy enterprises in the private and public sectors of the two countries. Side. West Virginia, with its strengths in natural gas, coal, and the world’s leading energy-efficient mining and processing technologies, is ready to connect with Vietnamese businesses, he said.
Also at the workshop, Ms. Carol Miller, one of the MPs with an important role in the US Congress, who promoted the signing of the MOU on cooperation between the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the State of West Virginia, expressed her pride as a member of the US Congress. contribute to lay the foundation for this good relationship. She hoped that the workshop would be an important step forward in the Vietnam-US relationship, on the basis of mutual respect and responsibility, and would be a good model in the development policy of US cooperation with the region. Asia Pacific.
On the side of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An said that Vietnam is facing a large growth in energy demand in the next decade, leading to challenges related to energy security. access to energy, investment and the environment. To achieve the set development goals, Vietnam has stepped up cooperation with other countries, organizations and international corporations, including the United States. At the same time, the Deputy Minister expressed his hope that, with the information shared and discussed between the two sides, the workshop will be a bridge for cooperation between businesses, to progress to specific projects and activities.
Also at the workshop, businesses shared information, cooperation needs, special bidding mechanism in the fields of processing, exploitation and technology development in the energy industry. On the basis of information and data provided at the conference, businesses will continue to connect and exchange to discuss more about their specific business cooperation opportunities.