Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien
Nhan (R) receives new Singaporean Consul General in the city Kho Ngee Seng
Roy (Source: sggp.org.vn)
During the visit to Singapore, HCM City’s officials
will discuss the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on
cooperation in urban planning and education-training.
The MoU is expected to help HCM City improve its
urban planning and education quality to international standards.
It will focus on affiliation in innovative urban
planning, improving urban environment, building financial solutions to urban
development, and developing social housing.
The MoU will also aim to enhance the capacity of
management officials at different levels of general education, building
international standards for some sectors in tertiary education, setting up
laboratories in artificial intelligence, IT, data science, automation and
finance. The city and Singapore will partner in evaluating higher education
HCM City is willing to design cooperation mechanisms
with public and private partners of Singapore and invite Singapore companies
to seek partnership in the city.
In innovation, the two sides will discuss measures
to build a joint startup space, building shared labs and working together in
personnel training and exploitation by strengthening collaboration among
training facilities and research centres of both sides.
During the visit, Secretary of the municipal Party
Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan will visit a number of research, training and
startup centres of Singapore and meet with leaders of some local businesses.
Singapore has been the top investor and second
biggest trade partner of HCM City for years.
Meanwhile, the Vietnam-Indonesia partnership is
developing strongly in all areas of politics, economy, education, culture
and society. Vietnam and Indonesia have signed a plan of action to realise
their strategic partnership for the 2019-2023 period as well as a joint
statement in security.
Indonesia currently ranks 34th among foreign
investors in HCM City.
The HCM City delegation’s visit to Indonesia aims to
exchange experience in supporting startups, attracting investment, while
learning Jakarta’s experience in defining motivation for growth.
The two sides will share lessons in urban planning
and traffic to adapt to climate change, while discussing ideas to deal with
common challenges of the region, including innovation for sustainable
development and climate change mitigation.-VNA