HCM City promotes cooperation with RoK in environmental protection
|HCM City promotes cooperation with RoK in environmental protection: Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai at the reception for Korean Deputy Minister of Environment Kum Hang-seung in the city on March 28, 2023. (Photo: VNA)|
Ho Chi Minh City is also willing to boost long-term cooperation with the Republic of Korea in green economy, Chairman Mai said while receiving Korean Deputy Minister of Environment Kum Hang-seung in the city on March 28, 2023.
As Ho Chi Minh city is preparing for its strategy on sustainable development, green and circular economy, it expects to learn from the RoK’s experience in building policies, standards and roadmaps to achieve goals of the sustainable development strategy, he said.
Speaking highly of the RoK’s potential, Chairman Mai expected that in its pioneering role, the RoK would lead major cities in Asia to foster sustainable economic development, build green economies and protect the environment.
Deputy Minister Kum, for his part, said the two countries have organised annual ministerial meetings on environment to share relevant policies.
|HCM City promotes cooperation with RoK in environmental protection: Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai and Korean Deputy Minister of Environment Kum Hang-seung. (Photo: VNA)|
The RoK chose 2023 as the year of green technology growth and via international cooperation, it will share technologies in green development, contributing to green growth of countries worldwide, he said.
The RoK is honoured to welcome delegations from Ho Chi Minh City to explore environmental protection models and share environmental policies, he said, adding that the RoK is strong in environmental protection such as clean water management, wastewater treatment and ready to share its experience with Ho Chi Minh City and hold short-term courses to improve the quality of its human resource.
Korean firms hoped that that the municipal authorities would create favourable conditions for them to join in wastewater treatment and environmental projects in the city, Deputy Minister Kum added.