(MPI) - On June 16, 2020, at the head office of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung presented the Achievement Award "For the career of Planning and Investment in Vietnam" to Mr. Eric Sidgwick, Director Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung and Mr. Eric Sidgwick. Photo: MPI
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung acknowledged and appreciated Mr. Eric Sidgwick's contributions to Vietnam in general and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in particular in recent years. During his tenure in Vietnam, Mr. Eric Sidgwick has made positive contributions to promoting ADB's assistance and cooperation activities for Vietnam.
As ADB Country Director since September 2015, Mr. Eric Sidgwick has played an important role in promoting and strengthening the close partnership between ADB and the Government of Vietnam. ADB-financed programs and projects contribute to addressing and removing bottlenecks, improving the implementation of projects, and acting an significant part in the socio-economic development of Vietnam.
In addition, Mr. Eric Sidgwick has endeavored to coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, relevant agencies and donors in finding new solutions to increase the value of assistance for Vietnam, providing inputs and recommendations in the formulation of new socio-economic development plans in the next period as well as attempting to coordinate in the development of the Law on Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
In recognition of and honoring the contributions to the development of Vietnam's Planning and Investment sector, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung presented the Achievement Award "For the Career of Planning and Investment in Vietnam" to Mr. Eric Sidgwick and expected that he would continue to make contributions to Vietnam's socio-economic development process.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Eric Sidgwick expressed his honor and thanks for the warm affection and the support that the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam has given to him during his term of office and affirmed that he would always be ready to support Vietnam.
Ministry of Planning and Investment