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Central city boosts co-operation with Finnish cities

Update: August, 29/2018 - 10:00
Representatives of Đà Nẵng city and Turku, Finland ink a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation on sea port development, logistics, public transport and smart traffic. — Photo courtesy Đà Nẵng Portal
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng City and Finland’s Turku have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on seaport development, logistics, public transport and smart traffic.

Vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Hồ Kỳ Minh said the MoU, signed during the working visit in Finland last week, will open opportunities for the city and Turku to boost research and study the development of Đà Nẵng.

Minh said Đà Nẵng’s IT infrastructure was now available for smart connections among air control, water, garbage, meteorology and energy agencies. It could also provide earthquake and tsunami warnings, and data on flooding, erosion, sewage management and bridges. It will be ready for 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution).

On the same working visit, Đà Nẵng and Finland’s Salo City agreed on technology transfer deals including computer cloud, big data, bio technology, high-tech farming and personnel training.

Finland supported Đà Nẵng through the Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) – an Official Development Assistance programme financed by the governments of Việt Nam and Finland between 2012-16.

Many high-tech businesses from Finland have been seeking investment opportunities in Việt Nam, and Đà Nẵng was seen as a potential location for investment.

The central city has been seeking co-operation in solid waste and wastewater treatment projects from Europe countries. — VNS

 

The administrative centre of Đà Nẵng. The city plans to develop as a ’green’ and ’smart’ city by 2025. — VNS Photo Công Thành

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