[Vietnam Net Bridge, 15 May 2015.] Last Friday, AusCham hosted the Urban Development of HCMC Seminar. LAst Wednesday, Danang held a forum with Jica and Yokohama City to discuss sustainable development.

Below, an article from Vietnam Net Bridge on the forum is reproduced.

Da Nang seeks Japan’s help in urban development

The central city of Da Nang sought urban development experience and assistance from Japan’s Yokohama city during a forum on May 13.

The forum, the second of its kind, is part of a joint project on sustainable development among Da Nang, Japan’s Yokohama city and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

According to the Da Nang People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, the trilateral collaboration is an opportunity for local authorities to share their experience in building central hubs.

They can also learn from Yokohama’s urban management in terms of development, finance and promoting investments in private-public partnership (PPP) projects, Tuan noted.

At the discussion, a Yokohama representative presented methods to mobilise resources and implement key projects in the city over the past 50 years and how it might be applied to an action plan for Da Nang.

The JICA confirmed its financial and technical support for the Vietnamese locality, which voiced its hope to work with Yokohama to devise a detailed development strategy.

The first forum, held in December 2014, discussed basic issues and some key projects in Da Nang.

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