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Workshop on green cities – A sustainable urban future in Asia

Monday, 20/01/2014

On November 21, 2013, Vinh Phuc People’s Committee combined with Asian Development Bank (ADB) held the workshop on green city – A sustainable urban future in Asia under the technical support package program, named TA 8314 – REG of the Asian Development Bank offering to Vinh Phuc province. Mr. Phung Quang Hung, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee cum Chairman of Vinh Phuc province People’s Committee presided over the conference.

Mr. Phung Quang Hung, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Vinh Phuc People’s Committee speaks at the workshop. 

Attending the workshop included: Mrs. Amy Leung, The representative of ADB, Director of Urban Development Department in the Southeast Asia; Mrs. Sonia Chand Sandhu, Team leader of Representatives and Mr. Nguyen Van Chuc, Member of Provincial Standing Party Committee, Secretary of Vinh Yen City Party Committee; representatives and leaders of the Departments and agencies in the province, People’s Council and People's Committee of Vinh Yen City, Phuc Yen Town and Binh Xuyen District and leaders of Ha Giang province, and Hue city.

Opening remarks at the workshop, Mr. Phung Quang Hung Chairman of Vinh Phuc province People’s Committee affirmed that the Points of view of striving to bring Vinh Yen to become a green city and sustainable development that has helped Vinh Yen city become the highlight on socio-economic development and was recognized as an urban with grade III. However, in the process of economic development, urbanization was speeding rapidly leads to the unreasonable exploitation and using of the natural resources, the urbanization environment tended to be polluted, the traffic jam appeared …. The Asian Development Bank appointed experts in the field of urban development; environment and climate change, social development, urban planning, finance and investment to support Vinh Phuc province to implement the plan to build Vinh Yen city, contribute to build Vinh Phuc to become a green city in the future.

Mr.Phung Quang Hung required the representatives focusing on discussing on the key contents: Developing Vinh Yen city to become sustainable on society side with improving the standard of living, an environmentally friendly city, modern urban services, civilization and development of the city in the direction of harmony with infrastructure investments, economic development, attractive and dynamic business environment, stable jobs….

During the day, the environmental experts of Asian Development Bank introduced and analyzed the concept and the principle of green city; the action program structure of green city. The comments focused on discussions to clarity the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of Vinh Yen city at the present and in the future, subject to the selection of investment projects, suitable investment forms and capital to build Vinh Yen city in order to reach goals of green city as soon as possible.

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