25/03/2016 09:58 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Hanoi seeks Amsterdam’s cooperation in environment, climate change

Hanoi, March 25 (VNA) – Hanoi wishes to receive Amsterdam city’s assistance in building an environment monitoring system, clean energies and sharing of experience in climate change adaptation, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

Chung made the statement at his reception in Hanoi on March 24 for Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooster, who handed over a letter of the Amsterdam Mayor to him.

The Ambassador also delivered the Amsterdam Mayor’s wishes to bolster cooperation between the two cities in numerous fields, particularly urban and water resources management.

According to Nienke Trooster, Hanoi and Amsterdam hold great cooperation potential in fresh water supply, wastewater treatment, urban planning and climate change response, following contents of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between them.

The two sides implemented a project on improving the To Lich river and a research on underground water for local residents. Amsterdam has also supported Hanoi in lighting the Hang Dau water tower, built during the French domination, since 2015.

However, these collaboration activities have yet to meet potential of the bilateral relations, she said.

Chung told the guest that in its development plan for 2016-2020, Hanoi still has various areas that can be joined by Amsterdam.

The two sides should expand projects related to the environment, wastewater treatment, urban landscape improvement, culture and education, he added.
VNA/VNP