PANO - Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) and the Japanese city of Osaka on September 6 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supporting the Vietnamese city in developing a low carbon city for the 2016-20 period.

The signing ceremony

Under the MoU inked in Ho Chi Minh city, Osaka city will help the Vietnamese partner make plans on climate change response, energy saving, reduction of negative impacts during production. Besides, the Japanese city will also help train personnel in management and implementation of climate change response programs and build projects on reducing green house gas emissions.

Since 2011, the two cities have held exchanges and closely cooperated on environmental protection and water treatment. Ho Chi Minh city is going to deploy several projects on carbon emission reduction by generating energy from waste in Binh Dien market with a capacity of 40 to 60 tons of waste per day, a Japanese company-run waste-to-energy project with a capacity of 150 to 500 tons per day, an urban sewage treatment and a rain water use project.

Translated by Mai Huong