HCM City get-together marks ASEAN’s 51st founding anniversary

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the municipal Vietnam � Southeast Asia Friendship Association, held a get-together on Thursday during the occasion of the 51st founding anniversary of ASEAN (August 8).

Speaking at the event, Singaporean Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Leow Siu Lin, said as rotating Chair of ASEAN, Singapore focuses on the themes of Resilience and Innovation to shape a united ASEAN which is able to effectively address geo-political instabilities, and brace for opportunities and challenges in the digital revolution: The ASCN has finalized a pioneer batch of 26 pilot cities in its inaugural year which includes Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang. Over the time, the ASCN which has collaborated that form for cities to work toward the common goal of smart city and sustainable urban development aim to improve the urban living environment and enhance business opportunities for ASEAN's 630 million people.

During the occasion, representatives from the ASEAN countries' Consulate Generals in Ho Chi Minh City presented 30 scholarships to local underprivileged students with outstanding academic performance.

Source: VOV5