Renewed: 23.07.2012, 13:59
Government Communication Unit, 20 July 2012 16:57
Tallinn, Stenbock House, 20 July 2012 – Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has held a meeting with Nobuaki Kojima, vice-president of the Mitsubishi Corporation, to discuss new opportunities for cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and energy savings.
A six-member delegation from the corporation showcased its business projects for the prime minister, who confirmed at the meeting that Estonia is very interested in advancing its cooperation with Mitsubishi. Ansip said that the projects that are underway – including those for the i-MiEV electric cars and recharging network – are already changing people’s attitudes towards environmentally friendly technology. “And it’s innovative projects like these that we’re interested in pursuing further,” he said.
Cooperation between the Mitsubishi Corporation and Estonia to date has been excellent. The electric car and recharging network project which is currently being implemented was made possible through an emissions quota deal, while a study to identify smart ways to save on energy in Estonia is ongoing, as is a project with Tallinn University of Technology to chart people’s experiences of using electric cars. Moreover, the Port of Muuga has been selected as the transit port for Mitsubishi’s car parts.
New opportunities for cooperation are also being sought.
Pictures from the meeting between Prime Minister Ansip and Vice-President Nobuaki Kojima are available online at http://valitsus.ee/et/uudised/pildialbum#2192-1.
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