Secretary of the ​HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and Michael Holzschneider, Business Director Airports of Dornier GmbH (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City stands ready to cooperate with Airbus Group, including its subsidiary Dornier Consulting International GmbH (Dornier GmbH), in smart urban transport development in the city, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

He made the remarks at a reception for a delegation of leaders of Airbus-Dornier and Komtek, a consulting company, led by Michael Holzschneider, Business Director Airports of Dornier GmbH, on October 25.

Nhan said HCM City is facing various difficulties hindering development such as urban transport, ground depression and climate change impacts. What it needs to solve now is how to make best use of Tan Son Nhat International Airport without having to upgrade a lot the airport and the urban transport system, especially around the airport.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) play an important role in the development of Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular, he said, stressing that Vietnam has adjusted legal regulations on PPPs for national construction and development. 

The southern metropolis wishes to enhance PPPs with international investors and welcomes Dornier GmbH to participate in an international conference on PPPs to be held by the city in the future, Nhan said.

For his part, Michael Holzschneider said with experience in consulting on airport upgrades, Dornier GmbH wants to expand cooperation with Vietnam and HCM City in aviation, seaports and transport systems connecting airports and residential areas.

The company wishes to work with HCM City in PPP investment, with priority given to public interests, he said.

He suggested HCM City deal with traffic jams, especially around Tan Son Nhat airport, saying Dornier GmbH is willing to work with the city to study and address the problem.-VNA