JICA continues cooperating with HCM City hinh anh 1 Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) and Mutsuya Mori (Source:​VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Officials of Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) held a working session on March 15 to discuss upcoming cooperation.

Mutsuya Mori, JICA Chief Representative, said that the agency has worked with the HCM City Urban Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority ( UCCI ) on the new phase of the city’s Water Environment Improvement Project.

He mentioned the task of accelerating ground clearance along the canal systems to facilitate the project’s implementation.

Regarding the city’s Metro projects, Mori said the Japanese side is willing to support the city in operational and management training, especially once Metro Line No.1 from Ben Thanh to Suoi Tien is put into operation.

He added that Japan has sent experts to the city to conduct a study on Metro Line No.3a from Ben Thanh to Tan Kien station.

Highlighting the cooperation between JICA and the city, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the agency’s support has contributed to the city’s development.

He pledged that the city will soon speed up the ground clearance work on the canal system in District 8 and surrounding areas, to facilitate the Water Environment Improvement Project.-VNA