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Wide-ranging HCM City, Lyon urban partnership lights up

Update: September, 21/2013 - 09:48

HCM CITY (VNS)— HCM City and Lyon, France plan to expand their co-operation beyond the established area of urban lighting.

Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hong and visiting Deputy Mayor of Lyon Gilles Buna agreed yesterday during a meeting that the two cities had potential for co-operation in urban management, environmental protection, culture and economics.

Hong said she hoped Lyon would continue assisting the Vietnamese economic hub to install artistic lighting works at historical and cultural sites.

Gilles Buna said the two cities' co-operation in urban lighting over the past 15 years had brought encouraging results and pledged that his city would press ahead with assistance for future projects in HCM City.

A Lyon-designed artistic lighting project at the HCM City Central Post Office is scheduled to start shining on Sunday as one of several activities celebrating 40 years of Viet Nam – France diplomatic ties. — VNS


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