Flooding in Ho Chi Minh City (Illustrative photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City welcomes Dutch investors in food processing, waste treatment and the building of smart city, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.

Phong made the statement at his meeting with Marten van den Berg, Director-General for foreign economic relations under the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the southern hub on October 25.

He thanked the Netherlands, particularly Rotterdam city, for assistance that has brought effective outcomes for the city in climate change adaptation and flood prevention.

HCM City and Rotterdam city have worked to examine the feasibility of building an anti-flooding reservoir in the neighbourhood of Khanh Hoi Lake park in District 4. They also signed a memorandum of understanding on boosting personnel’s capacity in anti-flooding.

Marten van den Berg said similarities in geographical features and development challenges offer cooperation opportunities for Vietnamese and Dutch governments, localities and enterprises.

He highlighted sound outcomes of join projects on climate change adaptation and water management between HCM City and Rotterdam, adding that they form the good basis for the Netherlands to further sharing experience and working with the city in high-tech farming, smart city building and aviation.-VNA