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Deputy PM hails Gazprom’s investment expansion plans in Vietnam
15 March 2019 , 16:07Neftegaz.RU1122
Hanoi, March 15 - Neftegaz.RU. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called on Russian gas group Gazprom to continue its close coordination with Vietnamese ministries, agencies, and partners in scientific and technological application and administrative reform in order to reduce costs and improve its investment efficiency.
While hosting a reception on March 14 for Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Dung hailed the group’s investment projects in Vietnam.
He highlighted the fruitful development of the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia in all fields. Russia now ranks 23rd among foreign investors in Vietnam, with 116 projects mainly focused on oil and gas, industry and manufacturing, mining.
Dung said, noting that Vietnam is running 22 projects in Russia with total investment of nearly $ 3 billion. For his part, Markelov stressed that cooperation projects in Vietnam have significantly contributed to Gazprom’s development.
Gazprom is partnering with PetroVietnam and other Vietnamese partners to implement oil and gas projects, he said, adding that the Russian group wants to carry out new investment projects in Vietnam in the spheres of oil and gas exploration, exploitation, transportation, processing, and marketing.
Having applauded Gazprom’s investment expansion plans, Dung asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade and PetroVietnam to closely coordinate with Gazprom and create conditions for its projects in Vietnam.
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