HCM City’s leader welcomes Russian guest - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee Le Hoang Quan has proposed the city and Russia further boost bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially economics, culture, education-training and tourism.
Chairman Quan made the proposal during his October 27 meeting in HCM City with a delegation of the association of closed cities of the Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation led by Golubev Aleksei Viktorovich, Mayor of Sarov city, Nizhegorodsky province.
Quan highlighted the good collaboration between HCM City and Russia, saying that the city has signed cooperation programmes with four Russian cities and organised a number of research, investment promotion activities and market studies.
HCM City now has 20 Russian-invested projects worth 45 million USD, he said, adding that two-way turnover between the city and Russia reached 400 million USD. The city welcomed 78,000 Russian visitors in the first nine months of this year.
For his part, Golubev Aleksei Viktorovich expressed his hope that the current visit will promote direct links between the Rosatom’s closed cities and HCM City, the southern economic hub, especially in atomic energy and hi-tech.
A large number of Vietnamese students studying in the Rosatom’s closed cities is important resource for Vietnam in developing the future application of nuclear, said the Sarov Mayor.
He said he hopes that the Rosatom’s closed cities and HCM City will enhance experience sharing and investment with a view to promoting bilateral ties between the two sides.