Ho Chi Minh City greatly appreciates support of World Bank

10:19 | 11/12/2017 Economy

Ho Chi Minh City greatly appreciates the World Bank’s (WB) support and considers it an important partner of the city, said a local official.

HCMC Chairman and WB Vice President for Sustainable Development Laura Tuck

In a reception for the WB Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, on December 9, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong spoke highly of the WB’s assistance in local key projects on environmental pollution treatment, urban landscape development, and living condition improvement over the past years.

HCM City wants the WB to continue to support ongoing projects on environmental sanitation, green transport development, food safety, and improving the competitiveness of the animal husbandry sector, Phong said.

The city expects to continue negotiations with the WB in other projects related to building smart cities, food safety, flood control, water loss control, and more, he added.

Phong also suggested the WB could help HCM City with resources, policy consultancy, and technical assistance to facilitate its development into an economic, trade, finance, and science-technology hub in the region.

Tuck, for her part, said the WB regards HCM City as an important partner in Vietnam and is ready to cooperate with the city on urban infrastructure development, land management, and innovation, among others.

She is also committed to introducing potential investors to the city, and sharing experience and successful development models from around the world to improve living conditions for local people.