A corner of Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City highly values Italy’s expertise in urban development, environment clean-up and stands ready to partner with Italian firms operating in trade and transport. 

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang told visiting Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Graziano Delrio during a reception on September 27.

He reiterated the willingness to welcome foreign enterprises, including those from Italy, who are keen on doing long-term business in the city.

Delria, for his part, said Italy wants to share experience in transport infrastructure technology with Vietnam, especially in building highways and subways. 

In the foreseeable future, Italian businesses want to build metro lines in the city, he said. 

The same day, Delrio and Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem co-chaired a meeting between Italian firms and partners from Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Vung Tau and Can Tho to seek investments in transport infrastructure and urban development.-VNA