Ho Chi Minh City and Czech Republic accelerate environmental cooperation

Thursday, 2019-11-21 16:47:08
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NDO – Ho Chi Minh City wishes to enhance connections with the Czech Republic in the fields matching the latter’s strength and the former’s demand, thus turning bilateral cooperation potential into concrete projects.

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem made the suggestion while receiving visiting Czech Minister for the Environment Richard Brabec on November 21.

Speaking at the reception, the Vice Chairman expressed his delight at the thriving traditional cooperation between Vietnam and the Czech Republic, which has been expanded to politics, economy, trade, science-technology, and many other spheres.

The two countries are preparing a number of joint activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2020, including a plan to open a direct air route from Hanoi to Prague in early next year, he noted.

He also pointed out several challenges facing Ho Chi Minh City such as environmental protection, flooding, climate change, waste treatment and air quality.

Ho Chi Minh City is ready to work with the Czech Republic to bolster environmental partnerships, especially in the areas the European country has advantages such as reducing CO2 emissions and dust in the air, waste treatment and renewable energy, he added.

For his part, Czech Minister for the Environment Richard Brabec spoke highly of the fruitful ties between the Czech Republic and Vietnam in multiple aspects, adding that the Czech delegation’s working visit aims to introduce the country’s latest environmental technologies and further strengthen environmental cooperation programmes with Vietnamese localities.