Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has recently announced that the Netherlands is now the biggest EU investor in Vietnam, ranking 8th out of 141 countries investing in the country with 409 valid projects worth US$13.7 billion.
One of the major investors is Heineken which PM Chinh positively commented for its effective operations of the Heineken-SATRA joint venture, one of the first foreign-invested firms in Vietnam in beer production and distribution.
“Heineken has to date invested US$1 billion in Vietnam and plans to pour an additional US$500 million into the country,” said Dolf van den Brink, CEO of Heineken.
PM Chinh, during his recent meeting with Dolf, has asked Heineken to continue using modern and sustainable technology while doing business in Vietnam to contribute to local social welfare and environmental protection. In return, the Vietnamese government will closely partner with and assist Heineken in expanding its operations in the country.