Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the Dutch Ambassador, the Belgian Ambassador and EU investors
On the afternoon of September 16, at the headquarters of the Government, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the Dutch Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman, the Belgian Ambassador Paul Jansen and the investors of the European Union (EU) wishing to invest port logistics project worth USD 984 million in Vietnam.
Accordingly, foreign investors intend to invest in the project of Cai Mep Ha Logistic Center (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province), this project can welcome ships with large tonnage of container, and Vietnamese goods to the world. In addition, investors also participate in promoting inland waterway transportation, transporting goods and agricultural products from the Mekong Delta to Cai Mep Ha and out to the world.
Investors expressed their wish that the project would be approved soon, affirmed their commitment, if selected, to implement the project on schedule, with quality, and to apply "green transport" measures for sustainable development. In the context that Vietnam and the EU are promoting trade when EVFTA comes into effect, promoting economic recovery after the pandemic, both sides need projects like these.
Government leaders of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province said that the province has approved the 1/2000 plan, identified the project location and is ready for ground clearance to have clean land for investors.
Recognizing the comments, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated the effective cooperation between Vietnam and Belgium and the Netherlands at multilateral and international forums such as the United Nations, ASEM and ASEAN-EU; suggested the two countries continue to support and care, and join the EU to speak up more strongly to protect the rule of law in the seas and oceans, and to support the position of Vietnam and ASEAN on the South China Sea.
The Prime Minister thanked Belgium and the Netherland for supporting Vietnam in its relations with the EU, "believing that the EVFTA Agreement has just come into effect will create a great opportunity for Vietnamese and EU businesses to expand cooperation and markets. "
The Prime Minister asked Belgium and the Netherlands to support Vietnam to improve its capacity to effectively implement EVFTA, and to widely communicate to localities and EU enterprises about the Agreement.
Affirming that the Government of Vietnam always creates favorable conditions for potential and capable foreign investors and large enterprises to do business and invest in Vietnam, the Prime Minister welcomed his determination. of investors in Cai Mep Ha with the spirit of "green transport", developing logistics to export Vietnamese goods to EU and the world as well as appreciating Ba Ria - Vung Tau province in creating favorable beneficial conditions for investors.
The Prime Minister assigned the People's Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province to coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to consider the investor's proposal on the project and report to the Prime Minister on relevant issues.
Source: Cong luan Newspaper