HCMC to learn urban flood control and innovative startup from Japanese

Ho Chi Minh City’s delegates, led by Secretary of HCMC Party Committee, Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan, are going to Japan on March 18 to begin their learning trip about urban flood control and innovative startup.

Hanoi Highway (near Rach Chiec Bridge) in serious flooding condition after light rain. Photo by D.T

Hanoi Highway (near Rach Chiec Bridge) in serious flooding condition after light rain. Photo by D.T

On this trip, HCMC’s delegates are going to exchange experience with and obtain knowledge from relevant bodies of Japan, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT); the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); as well as Japanese institutes, schools, businesses, research centers, professors in the fields of urban flood control, innovative startup, and smart city.

Through this trip, leaders of Ho Chi Minh City wish to create new links while strengthening existing ones between the city and Japanese partners in the above fields. They also want to gain new experience, updated technologies, and optimal methods to apply into HCMC’s reality.

The trip is also an opportunity for HCMC’s leaders to call for investment and technological support or consultation from Japan to the field of urban flood control, innovative startup, and smart city. It is hoped that the trip will strengthen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan on the occasion of celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relation establishment (from 1973 – 2018).

Taking part in the trip are Huynh Thanh Dat, member of the Party Central Committee and President of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee and member of the Standing Committee of HCMC Party Committee; leaders of HCMC Department of Transport, Department of Planning and Architecture, Department of Science and Technology, Department of External Relations, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the HCMC Steering Center of the Urban Flood Control Program.

By KIEU PHONG – Translated by Thanh Tam

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