Authorities of central Thua Thien-Hue province are working hard to implement a cooperation project on a master plan for developing a green urban transport system in Hue city and surrounding areas.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao on July 23 had a working session with representatives from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea to discuss financial and technical cooperation in the project.

As part of the ADB-funded “ Green Cities: A Sustainable Future in Southeast Asia” initiative , the project is to upgrade the transport system in the city, improving environment for economic development and raising the people’s living standards.

The project, launched in late July, covers the planning of car parks in Dai Noi (Royal Palace) and surrounding areas and the use of non-motorised vehicles, surveys on public transport and travel demand, and making a geographic information system ( GIS ) map.

Speaking at the working session, Cao affirmed the cooperation project, the ADB-funded initiative and another project on planning for Huong River’s banks would help realise Hue’s socio-economic development goals, targeting an environmentally friendly city.-VNA