On July 10, in Hanoi, at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Preliminary Meeting regarding the review of the first half year of 2020, authorized by the President Nguyen Phu Trong of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Minister Tran Hong Ha awarded the Presidential Friendship Medal to Mr. Jung Gun-Young – former Chief Representative of Korea Environment Corporation(KECO), Director of Vietnam-Korea Environmental Industry Cooperation Center(which is established by the Korea Ministry of Environment) and Chief Representative of Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) – in recognition of his contributions in building cooperations and friendship between Vietnam and South Korea, as well as promoting institutional framework, technical capacity and human resources for environmental protection and sustainable development in Vietnam.
Minister Tran Hong Ha was authorized by the President Nguyen Phu Trong to award the Presidential Friendship Medal to Mr. Jung Gun-Young
Mr. Jung Gun-Young has more than 14 years of working experiences in Vietnam (from 2006 to present) and has held many important positions responsible for promoting environmental cooperation activities between the two governments of Vietnam and Korea. He actively participated in many technical and financial support projects from the Korean Government in Vietnam, strengthening not only the wave of investment from Korea into Vietnam, but also the diplomatic relations between two countries in the field of environmental and sustainable development. At the same time, his continuous and enormous efforts in supporting the set-up of joint ventures of environmental businesses, training activities for Vietnamese government officers and experts, promoting the construction of technical infrastructure projects for environmental protection, climate change and sustainable development.
Moreover, Mr. Jung Gun-Young is also well-known for his advices on policy formulation and technology transfer in the environmental field, and his efforts of coordinating the Korean government's funds to support trade promotion, technology transfer and investment in environmental infrastructure.
In order to share his knowledge and lessons with the Vietnamese community of scientists and managers, he has been also heavily involved in research activities and has studied at Hanoi National Economics University (Master Degree in Public management and Economics) and Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration (Doctoral Degree in Public Administration).
With all the positive contributions mentioned above, Mr. Jung Gun-Young has received many noble awards from both countries since 2006, namely: Minister Awards from Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Vietnam Ministry of Construction; a Memorial Friendship Medal from Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Minister Awards from Korea Ministry of Environment.