Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong receives Mr. Akira Shimizu. (Photo: SGGP)

Regarding COVID-19 prevention, Mr. Phong said that thanks to effective preventive measures, the pandemic had been controlled in the city, making it return to a new normal situation. 

“The city is both protecting COVID-19 prevention achievements and accelerating programs on economic recovery and stabilization of people’s lives,” he said, adding that disbursing investment is considered one of policies to support the city’s economic development. 

Recognizing the efforts of JICA and investors in promoting projects such as metro line No.1; the project improving the water environment in the city’s Tau Hu, Ben Nghe - Doi - Te canals, phase 2; the project of renovating and restoring the old drainage pipe with no-digging technology, Mr. Phong suggested that JICA continue to pay attention to and support the city in completing the projects. “The city pledged to create conditions for Mr. Akira Shimizu to complete the task during his working term,” he went on to say.

For his part, Mr. Akira Shimizu expressed his belief that the city's post-COVID-19 policy will be effectively implemented to support economic recovery activities. 

He committed to be a bridge for the smooth exchange of information in the projects, as well as to actively cooperate to bring the implementation to the highest results./.

Compiled by BTA