Transforming Ho Chi Minh City into a low-carbon emission metropolis was discussed at an international workshop in the city on February 14, as part of its partnership with the Japanese city of Osaka.

Participants explained ways to minimise carbon emissions in water, waste treatment, transport, energy and food processing using the latest technology.

They also debated the efficiency of goods transport by environmentally-friendly trucks, the use of public transport and the operation of waste-fuelled power generators.

Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Dao Anh Kiet said HCM City is on the right track to becoming a low-emission city thanks to a raft of joint technology transfer projects with Japan.

According to Kiet, the two cities signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in, among other areas, the effective use of energy, sustainable water management, treatment of solid wastes, drainage and the application of information technology in monitoring hazardous wastes.

The event was a joint effort between the municipal Office for Climate Change Adaptation and Japan’s Global Environment Centre Foundation.-VNA