During a meeting with Mr. Peter Stamm, a leading member of the German Industry Cooperation Association (GWP) in Hanoi on December 15, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment (MPI), Mr. Nguyen Van Trung suggested The German Industry Cooperation Association, with its vast reputation and network, will persuade more and more German companies to invest in Vietnam, as well as advise the German government to allocate ODA funds to Environmental project in Vietnam.
Trung said Vietnam has been facing many environmental hazards in recent years, especially the pollution of rivers and the sea. He acknowledged this was a “PRACTICE” that Vietnam must pay for unsustainable development and lack of concern about environmental impacts. He especially expressed his belief in the “German brand” of technology, efficiency, and quality. 
Mr. Peter Stamm said that Germany has a lot of experience in dealing with two issues that are also in the current concern of the Vietnamese government, which is the recovery of “dead rivers” (this is the situation in Germany) after World War II) and drainage problems. German is always ready to share experiences and expertise through bilateral projects.
Mr. Peter Stamm emphasized that not only is technology transfer, the German government also wants to transfer knowledge through a series of capacity building projects, but DEVIWAS is a typical example. He summarized the results of the meetings with the leaders of the Ministry of Construction, the People’s Committee of Hai Phong, the Construction and Urban Management Students, … and many potential opportunities that the two sides can. cooperation in the future.
MPI is committed to supporting and continuing to work closely with relevant ministries and government agencies to ensure the progress of the projects is implemented as planned.

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