VN calls for ASEAN engineers’ efforts to boost technical cooperation initiatives
15:04 | 25/11/2020

VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam called for ASEAN engineers’ greater efforts in fostering initiatives on technical cooperation and infrastructure connectivity in the region.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam addresses the 38th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations, Ha Noi, November 25, 2020 - Photo: VGP/Dinh Nam

Dam made the call while addressing the 38th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) in Ha Noi on November 25.

He also called on the ASEAN member countries to accelerate cooperation in training and harmonization of qualification framework in a bid to improve the effectiveness of the bloc’s human resource development cooperation. 

The Vietnamese Government identifies human resource development, especially high-quality human workforce as one of the top policy priority, said Dam, adding that the Vietnamese Government will continue creating favorable conditions for engineers and technicians in Viet Nam and ASEAN to actively join programs and initiatives of the Federation.    

Themed “Fostering initiatives and actions by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) to build sustainable and prosperous ASEAN Community”, the conference drew the participation of many professional engineers and leaders of the 10 ASEAN member countries.

The event aims to confirm commitment of the AFEO to realizing the ASEAN Community’s vision toward 2025 and the UN’s 2030 agenda on sustainable development through strengthening engineers’ role in meeting sustainable development goals, initiating high-quality technical cooperation schemes, and promoting the use of digital technology in order to build a connected, fair, and prosperous ASEAN Community.

The participants will discuss a wide range of issues, including the impacts of Covid-19 on transportation and logistics sector, environmental engineering, disaster response, and development of ASEAN energy system among others.

Established in 1982, the conference is held annually among 10 ASEAN member countries on a rotating basis./.

By Thuy Dung

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