|Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng speaks at the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, taking place from October 28-30. — Photo baochinhphu.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng on Monday expressed his support for the issuance of a Hà Nội Declaration at a transport forum in the capital city.
Dũng was speaking at the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, taking place from October 28-30.
The forum is hosted by the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Construction, the Hà Nội People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, and the UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
Themed 'Achieving Smart and Resilient City through Low Carbon and Intelligent Transport System', the event attracted 213 foreign delegates from 25 Asian countries and 122 domestic attendees.
Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Dũng said: “The forum has made important contributions to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals via a number of practical activities, as well as building a transport connectivity system in Asia against negative impact on environment and social affairs.
“I hope the forum will issue a Hà Nội Declaration on the realisation of smart cities in Asia through sustainable transport systems.”
Việt Nam has built and launched the national plan to realise the Paris Agreement on climate change with strong commitments, he added.
The country also approved the smart and sustainable urban development project for 2018-25, he said.
The Deputy PM also asked the UNCRD to work with countries and international organisations to tap their support in capacity improvement activities and policy enforcement, thus fulfilling declarations issued at the event.
Participants also discussed ways to develop smart cities and transportation, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and environment pollution. — VNS