HCM City hopes for Ukraine's engagement in urban development hinh anh 1Scene at the meeting (Photo: hochiminhcity.gov.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City welcomes foreign businesses, including those from Ukraine, to engage in the city’s urban building and development, said a municipal official.

At a reception for visiting Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Viktor Dovgan on April 26, Permanent Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem expressed his wish to step up collaboration with Ukrainian scientists and businesses in areas such as infrastructure building, information technology and environmental pollution treatment.

He stressed the visit by Viktor Dovgan will create good opportunities for HCM City and Ukraine to further enhance their cooperation in the time ahead.

For his part, the Ukrainian guest said that HCM City and his country hold great potential for stronger connections in various fields, especially economy, trade and investment.

Ukraine wishes to strengthen cooperation with HCM City, particularly in areas of shared concern such as wharf and metro system construction, and opening of direct air routes between the two sides.

Two-way trade between HCM City and Ukraine reached 40 million USD in 2017. The European country now has six projects in Vietnam’s southern city with a total investment capital of 17 million USD.-VNA