Vice President of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stephan Schwarz has said that Vietnamese businesses in Berlin are one of the most dynamic communities in the city.

He made the remark at a Berlin-Ho Chi Minh City conference focusing on infrastructure held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 30.

According to Schwarz, there are now 1,734 Vietnamese companies in Berlin, mostly operating in retailing, hotel and services sectors. They account for 4.5 percent of the number of foreign businesses in the city and constitute the fifth largest foreign business community.

Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, expressed his belief that this conference will contribute to boosting the cooperation between the two cities, and help the business communities of Germany and Vietnam seek partners and share experience.

Director of Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department Tat Thanh Cang stated that the city is shifting its economic structure towards trade-services-new technology application. Therefore, its infrastructure should be also upgraded to protect the environment and eco-system and reduce gas emissions.

He called on German businesses to participate in the fields of infrastructure and science and technology.-VNA