A delegation of the Ministry of Construction led by Deputy Minister Nguyen Tran Nam has paid a working visit to Malaysia to learn experience in urban development, planning and management.

The delegation had a working session with the Ministry of Urban wellbeing, Housing and Local Government headed by Deputy Minister Halimah Mohd Saddique on August 13.

They discussed issues of common concern such as commercial and social house planning and development, land purchase and allotment, house designing and constructing standards, licences, and settlement of house-related complaints.

Deputy Minister Nam said the there are similarities in social housing development and regulations permitting foreigners to purchase houses. Vietnam would learn Malaysia’s experience in housing and land management at levels, he added.

Deputy Minister Halimah said the visit to Malaysia by the Vietnamese Construction Ministry delegation is a beginning for cooperation and partnership between the two ministries. She expressed her wish for further development of the bilateral ties as well as the two countries’ relations.

During the August 13-14 trip, the Vietnamese delegation also had a working session with leading officials of Desa Park City district, and visited urban development and infrastructure projects in Malaysia.-VNA