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Belgian regions’ firms seek to invest in HCM City

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Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Flanders and Brussels regions of Belgium sign the memorandum of understandingon cooperation (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City are willing to support and create the most favourable conditions for enterprises from the Flanders and Brussels regions of Belgium and those from other localities of Belgium, to effectively invest in the city, a municipal official has said.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa made the affirmation at a meeting with Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas, who led a delegation of businesses from the regions to seek investment opportunities in Vietnam. 

Khoa said he believes the visit will contribute to expanding economic and investment links between HCM City and the Belgian localities. 

HCM City is calling for investment and cooperation in tourism, flood prevention, waste treatment, public transport development, clean energy and green growth, he revealed. 

Jehanne Roccas said the delegation, which includes economic experts and representatives from 27 prestigious companies of the regions, is very interested in and put faith in the city’s investment climate.

Belgian firms are ready to share their experience in issues related to urban development, such as water management, waste treatment, and sustainable urban development, she noted. 

Working sessions between the delegation and the municipal authorities helped promote mutual understanding, laying a foundation for their cooperation in potential fields such waterway transport development, seaport and climate change adaptation, she said. 

The same day, representatives from a number of departments and sectors of HCM City had a working session with the delegation, during which they discussed cooperation orientations  in urban infrastructure development,  waster waste management, and human resources serving green urban development.-VNA

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