Tat Thanh Cang, Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, received Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Christoph Matzne on October 22 to discuss potential cooperation in information technology in rescue and emergency response services.

The Austrian Government has provided Vietnam with firefighting equipment under an ODA-funded project to improve local firefighters’ capacity, the official stated in the meeting, adding that the two governments are working to start the following phase of the project.

He said Austria hopes to help Ho Chi Minh City build an advanced emergency response centre that would effectively connect emergency response forces like 113, 114 and 115.

Highly speaking of the proposal, Deputy Chairman Cang pledged he will ask the Department of Information and Communication to learn about the project from the Austrian side.

He stressed that a detail plan for technology transfer should be also included to ensure compatibility between the new and old systems of the city.

The two officials later shared some more issues regarding the building of the emergency centre and experience from other countries.-VNA