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Can Tho (VNA) – A seminar on urban planning, held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on September 15, attracted experts from Vietnamese localities and Ile-de-France region of France.

As part of the 10th cooperation conference between Vietnamese and French localities, the seminar gave an insight into environmental problems in Hanoi, space planning and construction in Da Nang, urban and regional planning in Ho Chi Minh City, planning for sustainable development in Lao Cai and Aquitaine region.

In his speech, Vice Chairman of the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan said Vietnam-France cooperation in urban development will be accelerated in the near future for the sustainable development of their localities, through which, they will share experience in coping with climate change and issues faced by urban areas.

Architect and urban planner Laurent Perrin from the Institute for Urban Planning and Development of Paris Ile-de-France Region said environmental challenges faced by the Hanoi capital region also encompass natural and cultural heritages, agriculture and forest land management, pollution and flooding risks.

Several opinions suggested zoning off “buffer spaces” and ecological corridors in urban areas, as well as building “green corridors” into natural parks.

The seminar was co-hosted by the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee and the Ile-de-France Region.-VNA