Mr. Joe Kaeser met with PM, government leaders, and captains of industry during visit last week.
Siemens AG President and CEO Joe Kaeser paid his first visit to Vietnam last week to strengthen and promote the successful cooperation and relationship between the world-leading technology company and one of the most dynamic economies in the world.
Mr. Kaeser met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who expressed his appreciation of Siemens’ contributions to Vietnam’s economic development and asked that it continue to support improving the country’s energy infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare, as well as in vocational education and training. Mr. Kaeser, in response, expressed Siemens’ gratitude for the Vietnamese Government’s support over the last two decades and emphasized the company’s commitment to stay and expand its presence in the country.
He also had fruitful discussions with Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho on the current challenges facing Vietnam in the mobility area and the potential for stronger cooperation between Siemens and the ministry in the future. Apart from the Metro Line No. 2 project in Ho Chi Minh City, where Siemens is highly committed to providing its best technical solutions and products, it would also like to receive strong support from the ministry in promoting its environmentally-friendly hybrid bus technology and integrated transportation solutions for big cities in Vietnam.
Mr. Kaeser also met with Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong on aspects of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the PPP in Vietnam.
At meetings with leaders from Electricity of Vietnam and PetroVietnam, there was agreement reached to boost the level of cooperation by closely working in a number of areas such as capacity building and grid optimization and in identifying the potential for cooperation in local manufacturing and other fields.