Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and other city officials have visited Singapore to learn about its urban planning, flood prevention, hi-tech park building and development models and investment policies for green-tech promotion projects.

On March 19, Hai, who is also a Politburo member, was received by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who held that the guest’s visit will contribute to fostering the two countries’ friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

The HCM City leader, for his part, spoke highly of the results of cooperation in socio-cultural issues, human resources training and urban management between his city and Singapore .

He also said he hopes to learn more from Singapore ’s experiences in the establishment of logistics and services centre, urban planning, transport infrastructure, housing and green space development, flood prevention and water source reserve.

The same day, Hai met with Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang and discussed possibilities for bilateral cooperation in urban transport, flood prevention, fresh water supply, modern information infrastructure construction, environmental protection and new urban areas, and processing and high-tech park projects.

HCM City officials visited Fusionopolis Research and Development Complex and studied its hi-tech construction and development model, policies to attract investment in green technology projects and programmes on demand-based human resources training.

When visiting the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore , Hai stressed that in the context that two countries are striving for a strategic partnership, the embassy should act as a reliable and effective bridge for both sides’ businesses to boost cooperation in education, electronics, IT, biology and healthcare.

The city delegation was scheduled to pay tribute at President Ho Chi Minh’s statue in the Asian Civilisations Museum Green and work with the Singaporean Economic Development Department.-VNA