So said Ms Josefine Wallat, German Consul General to HCMC, when she was received by Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member and Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, on February 6th.

During the reception, the German Consul General said that HCMC’s metro No.2 project was going on positively with the sponsorship of the German Development Bank (KfW).

At the reception (Photo: SGGP)

She expressed her hope to receive more care from HCMC leaders, and pledged that Germany would give best support to ensure the on-time progress of the project. “Many German investors and businesses are in need of expanding business and production in HCMC; therefore, they hope for more convenient procedures,” she added.

According to Ms Josefine Wallat, education is also a concern among German partners. “German investors urged the city to help find suitable places for building a German international school and a vocational school,” she went on to say.

Stressing that HCMC cares much about programs celebrating the 45th year of the Vietnam – Germany diplomatic relationship, Nguyen Thien Nhan confirmed that the city would not let the acute respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) affect celebrating activities.

He promised to direct authorized agencies to address any obstacles caused to foreign investors and businesses, adding that he hoped the city would continue to provide more high quality human resources in the future, not only in the medical sector, but also in mechanics and information technology.

Assessing cooperative projects between the two countries shows vivid evidence of the good development of the two countries’ relationship, Mr. Nhan expressed his hope that Ms Josefine Wallat would help promote the implementation of investment projects in HCMC./.
Compiled by BTA