HCMC, Lyon team up in urban development
18:17 | 18/03/2014

VGP - Ho Chi Minh City and the French city of Lyon will work closely together on heritage preservation, urban planning, green growth and artistic lighting that are the fields of mutual interest.

 

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (R) and Vice Mayor of Lyon Gilles Buna,  Ho Chi Minh City, March 17, 2014

The plans were discussed by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem and Vice Mayor of Lyon Gilles Buna in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17.
 
Liem said that the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City always focus on boosting the cooperation with Lyon in particular and with France in general.

Liem hailed bilateral connections in culture, education and health care in the past. Lyon has actively assisted Ho Chi Minh City in artistic lighting over historical and cultural sites across the city, he added.
 
According to Liem, the potentials of cooperation between the two cities are huge, especially in the fields of mutual interest such as urban development, environmental and natural protection.

Liem expressed hope that Lyon will assist Viet Nam, and Ho Chi Minh City in particular to organise the Vietnam Year in France, including a Ho Chi Minh City cultural week in Rhone Alpes region.

Buna said both cities have reaped substantial cooperative results since they established a partnership nearly 20 years ago.
 
In addition to cooperation in urban planning and transport, the two sides can cooperate in preserving public landscapes and greenery and protecting the environment, especially heritage sites, he added./.
 
                                                                                                                                        By Ngoc Van

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