HCM City promotes investment in Belgium

10:30 | 01/07/2014

VGP – A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City is paying a working visit to Belgium from June 28 to July 3 to seek more investment in education, healthcare, and science.

Soai Rap dregding project

During the visit, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan have met with Belgian businesses and organization to discuss bilateral cooperation projects using official development assistance, including an on-going project to dredge the Soai Rap River.

Mr. Quan highlighted cooperation potential between Ho Chi Minh City and Belgian localities, encouraging their businesses to visit Viet Nam.

He said the Soai Rap River project funded by Belgium’s ODA has greatly helped improve the region’s waterway transport system

Ho Chi Minh City is studying the urban development model in the Antwerp port – one of Europe’s busiest sea ports – with a view to applying the model to developing the city’s Hiep Phuoc port, he added.

He took this occasion to brief his hosts on China’s illegal placement of an oil rig in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and called on the international community to join Viet Nam in defending justice.

 By Ngoc Van