Hanoi leader visits Australia’s Victoria State to foster all-round ties, Vietnam Net Bridge, 4 July 2016. (*Note, the State of Victoria is a member of AusCham.)

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

[Photo caption: Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (L) meets with Victoria State Governor Linda Dessau.]

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung paid a working visit to the Australian State of Victoria to strengthen bilateral understanding and learn the locality’s experience in urban management and building a green and modern city. Chung, who is also Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, had working sessions with a number of Victoria State’s key officials, including Governor Linda Dessau, Premier Daniel Andrews, former Premier Ted Baillieu, Minister of Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and other officials of the Victoria Government and the Council of Melbourne.

Victoria officials hailed sound cooperation between Vietnam and Australia , as well as contribution of the Vietnamese community in Victoria .

Chairman Chung expressed his wish to expand in-depth cooperation with Victoria in all fields, and learn Melbourne ’s experience in urban construction and management, IT application, high-quality human resources building, tourism development, and large sport events’ organisation.

The Victorian side affirmed its willing to support Hanoi to develop a green and modern city.

The Hanoi leader also took the occasion to invite Premier Andrews to visit Hanoi , and the latter accepted the invitation with pleasure.

During the visit, Chairman Chung also worked with some local firms, including Telstra telecommunication group, Interactive data and software service company, and Secure smart meters provider, as well as the Swinburne University of Technology (AusCham Member) and Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

Interactive company agreed to share experience in the building and operation of a data centre and support Hanoi in the field. Meanwhile, Telstra group will assist Hanoi in designing and operating a network management centre as well as training staff for the centre.

The Secure company pledged to transfer its smart meters, which are being used in 50 countries, to Hanoi in order to help locals control their energy use.

Regarding cooperation in human resources development, Hanoi and the Swinburne University of Technology and ANZSOG discussed specific partnership orientations. They agreed on the building of an International Faculty in Hanoi Metropolitan University in the model of the Swinburne University of Technology. The ANZSOG will help Hanoi build a training programme for high-ranking officials as well as making a high-quality human resources training project in the future.

Representatives of Hanoi and Tennis Australia signed a memorandum of understanding, under which Australian company will help the capital city in designing, planning and operating a multi-functional sport complex in the future.

In the file of urban management Melbourne officials shared experience in modern urban management…

 

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