HCM City, European businesses enhance cooperation hinh anh 1At the meeting (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong hosted Michael Behrens, new Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) on November 21 to discuss orientations for cooperation in construction and sustainable development.

Phong thanked Eurocham for its role as a bridge linking the city’s leaders and European businesses operating in the southern economic hub.

Eurocham helped businesses understand the city’s new policies and it, together with other organisations of foreign investors in the city, built a close link to help the city’s leaders to get opinions from firms, facilitating foreign investors’ operations in HCM City, he said.

He suggested Eurocham share experience in building green works of European urban centres, introduce energy-saving equipment using high tech and solutions to waste treatment.

Behrens, for his part, said European businesses are willing to share their experiences and wish to cooperate with the city during its process of building and implementing the smart city project.

Eurocham is ready to work together with HCM City in training high-quality human resources and receiving students to practice and work at European research centres and factories in Vietnam, he added.

He affirmed that European firms stay ready to join hands in dealing with issues such as the use of renewable energy, water resources management, liquid and solid waste treatment, and urban transport system construction.-VNA