A cornor of HCM City (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) has proposed measures to support Ho Chi Minh City to become a smart city at a workshop in the city on November 24.

Yannick Millet, a member of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), highlighted the role of green construction materials, such as baking-free bricks, foamed concrete, saying that they will contribute to effective construction while reducing carbon emission during operation.

He also underlined the availability of a variety of green construction materials that make practical contribution to saving energy, recycling wastes, and reducing adverse impacts on the environment.

Experts from EuroCham underlined the need to take energy-efficient solutions right from designing to operating projects, thus reducing construction and operation costs while protecting the environment.

Nguyen Cong Minh Bao, Vice Chairman of the Green Growth Business Sector Committee said the city needs incentives to encourage sustainable construction to become a smart city.

Relevant agencies should grant more green construction certificates to contractors, designers and constructors while launching campaigns to promote green construction sector.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said the city welcomes foreign support, including EuroCham, for the city’s sustainable development.

The city has focused investment in sustainable construction, green technology and efficient energy management to become a smart city in 2017-2025, Liem said.-VNA