22/09/2018 09:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

HCM City, Sweden’s Uppsala County boost hi-tech cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City wants to boost cooperation with Uppasala County of Sweden, especially in education and high technology towards sustainable development, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong told its visiting Governor Stig Goran Enander during a reception on September 21.

Phong said the city is coping with challenges in urban development such as environment and climate change.

In order to grasp opportunities from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the city has announced projects on smart and innovative urban development which, he said, will offer opportunities to foreign investors, including those from Sweden and Uppsala, to form ventures.

Lauding education quality in Uppsala universities, Phong said Ho Chi Minh City needs high-quality workforce to turn itself into a financial, scientific and technological centre.

Ho Chi Minh City appreciates cooperation programmes between Uppsala University and Vietnamese universities, he said, wishing that Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the city’s universities would turn opportunities into specific projects, contributing to improving local high-quality personnel.

The host expressed wish that Uppsala firms would invest in the city in fields of strength such as high technology, innovation, environment and high-tech agriculture.

Enander, for his part, spoke highly of the outcomes of working sessions with the city’s partners, including the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education and several firms in environment treatment.

He affirmed that Uppsala firms stand ready to assist Ho Chi Minh City in environment, communications, life sciences, start-up innovations and climate change response.

At the reception, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg reaffirmed Swedish enterprises’ interest in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, saying that Uppsala businesses want to push forward joint work in potential fields such as innovations and technology, smart solution supply in service of sustainable development.