Ho Chi Minh City, Finland discuss smart urban development

16:30 | 29/06/2018 MUTRAP Corner

Ho Chi Minh City wants to receive support from domestic and foreign resources in smart urban development, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.

ho chi minh city finland discuss smart urban development
At the working session - Source: VNA

During a working session in the city on June 26 with a delegation of Finnish experts in smart urban development and innovation led by Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tuyen said the city is keen on fields of Finland’s strength such as smart health care and transport development, and sport management.

He added that the city’s smart urban development project aims to put its economy on rapid and sustainable growth path, create a close interaction between authorities and people to bring practical and long-term benefits to them.

Ambassador Kahiluoto, for his part, said leading Finnish experts in smart urban development and innovation area are ready to share experience and want to establish long-term cooperation with the city in the field.

Finland wants to foster ties with the city to build smart urban development initiatives, provide solutions to projects in smart urban transportation, community-based health care and clean energy, he said.

He promised that Finland will attend an international conference on calling for investment in sub-components of the smart urban development project scheduled for this July as invited by the city authorities, adding that Finnish firms and experts will recommend specific technical solutions at the event.

Finnish experts introduced several outstanding smart urban and innovation park building projects abroad, technical requirements for the process.

They also expressed readiness to transfer technological advances and finance to the city in the effort.

Theo NDO/VNA