Experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Yokohama city have offered their experiences and ideas to Da Nang to help the central city draw a plan of action for sustainable development until 2030.

At a forum held on December 22 in Da Nang, vice chairman of the city People’s Committee, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, said the city would focus on improving infrastructure to facilitate the development of economic sectors, services, commerce, tourism and security-defence.

Basing on ideas and experience from Yokohama city, Japan’s second largest city, the plan of action for the sustainable development of Da Nang will be developed with financial and technical assistance from JICA.

A JICA research team has conducted a survey to collect data for the purpose, focusing on three key sectors: building a well-connected city; self-reliant finance management and promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

According to Kozo Bando, a senior engineer from Kajima Corporation, the city should use the PPP form in infrastructure development to reduce the financial burden and to take advantage of technology and financial and managerial capacity from the private sector.

He cited the Hoa Lien Water Plant as an example of the effectiveness of the PPP form, saying that the project has helped reduce risks for Da Nang.-VNA