The experience shared at the workshop has helped localities and units seek suitable, effective cooperation forms in urban development in both Vietnam and France, covering sustainable transport development.

At the workshop

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Transport Do Viet Hai said the capital city aims to complete its transport infrastructure, reduce travel time, improve comfort and safety for passengers, cut cargo transportation costs and apply new technologies by 2030 with a vision towards 2045.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Duc Tuan noted that over the past years, urban planning and development has remained a priority in cooperation between Vietnam and France.

Programs have been launched at different levels and in various forms in order to address challenges to urbanization, he said, stressing that Hanoi has paid attention to international cooperation in the process, including collaboration with the Ile - de - France region and many localities of France.

Beaudet Stephane, Vice President of the Ile - de - France region, suggested Vietnam pay more heed to green transport, people’s fundamental access to green space and the maximization of resources as its urban residents mainly live in deltas that are affected by global warming and climate change.

For Hanoi, he stressed the need to place importance to reducing waste and plastics, saying the French region plans to cooperate with the city in this regard.

Source: VNA