Vietnam and Denmark Continue Close Cooperation in Energy
he Vietnam-Denmark Energy Partnership Program in the period of 2020-2025 (DEPP3 Program) is managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The program has a total ODA grant of 60.29 million Danish Krone (equivalent to US$8.96 million).
It aims to support Vietnam in building a roadmap to promote low carbon development in the industrial sector, which helps the country realize its nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments following the Paris Agreement on climate change, raising NDC targets and seeking relevant solutions in 2025.
|Deputy Minister Dang Hoang An speaks at the meeting of the Steering Committee. Photo: congthuong.vn|
The program is built with 3 components: Component 1 - Capacity building on long-term energy sector, managed by the Department of Electricity and Renewable Energy. Component 2 is about improving the capacity of integrating renewable energy into the power system, managed by the Electricity Regulatory Authority. Component 3 - Low carbon development in industry, managed by the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Department.
At the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the DEPP3 Program, representatives of the units participating in the program presented the results of the DEPP3 Program's Work Plan 2021 and the proposed Work Plan in 2022.
|Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Hojlund Christensen.|
Despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, the units of Vietnam and Denmark have made great efforts in coordinating the activities of all three components of the program. Some positive results have been obtained. The Steering Committee appreciated the results achieved in 2021 and approved the Program's 2022 Work Plan.
|Deputy Minister Dang Hoang An presents the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam the Medal "For the development of Vietnam's Industry and Trade"|
On the occasion of the DEPP3 Steering Committee meeting, the Ministry of Industry and Trade held a ceremony to award the medal "For the development of Vietnam's Industry and Trade" to Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Hojlund Christensen. The medal is to recognize the Ambassador's contributions to the relationship between the Government of Denmark and the Government of Vietnam. Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen's term will end at the end of July 2022.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue to coordinate with the Danish Department of Energy and the Embassy of Denmark in carrying out the DEPP3 Plan 2022 according to the approved contents.
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