Ho Chi Minh City, UNDP boost cooperation

08:20 | 03/09/2017 Cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City wants to receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through programs on public administrative reform, climate change adaption, flood prevention and start-up development.

HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) receives Kamal Malhotra - Photo: hcmcpv

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan delivered the statement at a reception held for Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, on August 29.

He expressed his hope that the UN will continue to implement programmes in support of Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, in addressing challenges in development, such as effectively allocating the state budget for localities that have gaps in their productivity and administrative reform.

Nhan suggested that the UNDP supports the city in building criteria to evaluate the citizen’s satisfaction with public services and their overall happiness, as well as to connect HCM city with other sustainable cities in order to share their experience in urban development.

For his part, Malhotra said that the UNDP wanted to build cooperative programs with the city, focusing on creative development so as to enhance the city’s competitiveness and natural disaster management.

He also pledged to do his utmost to share international experience with the city in terms of boosting start-ups and climate change adaption.