HCM City, Finland promote cooperation in water management hinh anh 1Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (R) and his Finnish guest. (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City lauds Finland’s considerable experience in water management and innovation and wants to bolster cooperation with the European country in the fields.

Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem made the statement while receiving Petri Peltonen, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland in the city on November 9.

Liem took the occasion to thank the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam for joining hands with the city to organise the Ho Chi Minh City Innovation Startup and Entrepreneurship Week 2017. He expressed his hope that Finland will continue its support for similar events, helping the city promote innovation and startup ecosystem development programmes.

He noticed that besides traditional cooperation in water management and innovation, both sides have huge cooperation potential in waste treatment, green energy and smart urban area construction.

For his part, the Finnish official said that robust development of urban areas in Vietnam in the past time is billed as opportunities to enhance collaboration activities between the two countries and provides a foundation for both sides to cooperate in economy, trade and investment.

Finland and Ho Chi Minh City gained positive cooperation in education, water management and treatment and innovation, he underlined, adding that it serves as a basis for further effective cooperation in waste treatment, energy saving, renewable energies and smart urban area building.-VNA