(Construction) – On June 24 in Hanoi, Deputy Minister of Construction Bui Hong Minh had a meeting and worked with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) on the expansion of cooperation relations among the parties.
At the meeting, Ms. Barbara Buser - Director of Infrastructure Projects Management Board, SECO in Switzerland expressed her pleasure to join the delegation to visit and work at the Ministry of Construction, and emphasized the interest to further expand the cooperation relationship between SECO and the Ministry of Construction in the coming time, especially cooperation in infrastructure development in the Mekong Delta region.
|Overview of the meeting.|
Sharing the same desire to further strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Construction, said Mr. Oemar Idoe – the Group Coordinator of Projects on Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture, GIZ in Vietnam “GIZ hoped to cooperate and improve the coordination ability of functional departments under central and local ministries, in which to do better coordination in the Mekong Delta to improve the infrastructure and living standards of the people in the area.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Bui Hong Minh emphasized the special importance of the Mekong Delta in providing food not only for Vietnam but also for the whole world. However, at present, the Mekong Delta facing challenges due to climate change, saline intrusion and so on.
Therefore, Deputy Minister Bui Hong Minh proposed that SECO and GIZ need to develop working plans with units under the Ministry of Construction, identify specific cooperation contents, focuse on cooperation in the field of construction, urban and rural areas, infrastructure development. These cooperation should to be implemented soon to bring benefits to the people in the region.
The Ministry of Construction will focus on rebuilding the cooperation plan for SECO and GIZ, putting deeper into practice based on previous results to come up with action plans to connect and strengthen more multiplying values of previous results.
By Khanh Phuong