A symposium themed, “Air Quality Improvement and Urban Transport: Best Practice and Cooperative Projects” will be held in Hanoi on March 21.

Talking with the press on March 19 in Hanoi, Director of UBIFRANCE Trade Agency of the French Embassy in Hanoi Marc Cagnard said that France wants to develop its trade, industry and technology relations with Vietnam.

The symposium, sponsored by the French Embassy and the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, will be an important event in environmental research and Vietnam-France cooperation, the director said.

The one-day symposium will focus on public transport in Hanoi and Vietnamese-French cooperation; air quality monitoring and management in Vietnam’s urban areas and the network of monitoring stations in France.

An assessment of the present situation of air quality in Hanoi and the reduction of vehicle emissions through the implementation of a sustainable traffic system, solutions to the air quality management and Hanoi’s public transport will also be discussed at the event./.