A water factory (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City highly values the role played by advanced technologies of foreign countries, including Japan, in the city’s development, said Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

At a reception for Umezu Yasuhisa, General Director of Japan’s Nagaoka Company in HCM City on March 6, Liem lauded the company’s technologies in water treatment.

He noted the Japanese firm’s chemical-free groundwater treatment technologies and assigned the Saigon Water Corporation (SAWACO) to study the project in terms of economy, social interests and environmental protection.

Ensuring clean water supply is one of the basic development criteria set by HCM City, he said, adding that the southern metropolis is carrying out a roadmap to reduce the exploitation of ground water resources in the future, thus easing adverse impacts of climate change and geological depression.

For his part, Yasuhisa said Nagaoka wishes to continue its cooperation with HCM City and successfully implement cooperation projects in clean water treatment with SAWACO.

Nagaoka always attaches importance to cooperative ties with HCM City and stands ready to transfer technical solutions for water treatment to the city, he said.-VNA