France’s Air Liquide encouraged to expand investment in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2019-03-06 12:14:37
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Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (right) receives the leader of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has expressed his belief that France’s Air Liquide Group 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.

Addressing a meeting with Air Liquide’s Executive Committee in Hanoi on March 5, the official affirmed that Vietnam will continue prioritising energy development, especially renewable energy. It will also focus on other sectors like processing-manufacturing; the supporting industries 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, Deputy PM 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 favorable 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, electronics 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.