A bus station in Ho Chi Minh city’s district 1 (Photo: HNMO)

Under this program, Ho Chi Minh City has received attention to participate in both direct and online forms of representatives of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, related departments and agencies, as well as numerous experts in the world.

The contents of the report focuses on introducing the smart ticket system; the challenges, difficulties and lessons learned from businesses that have implemented the system around the world. Experience from countries around the world, especially in the UK, shows that the application of smart ticket system has played a very important role in the process of urban modernization in the past 20 years, from the cities that applied the system in early days such as London and Sydney, to those that have recently set up the system such as Santiago or Sao Paulo.

The smart ticket system has also proved to play an important role in increasing the rate of use of public transport in urban areas.

Mr. Sam Wood, UK Deputy Consul General to Ho Chi Minh city, is committed to cooperating with and supporting Vietnam in addressing urbanization issues including transportation and flood control. He also emphasized that the UK and Vietnam celebrate the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership, expressing his belief that the two sides will work together in cooperation to overcome this challenging time.

As many as 30 projects of the Global Future Cities Programme, part of the UK Prosperity Fund, are being carried out across 19 cities in 10 countries in the world. On April 21, the Vietnamese Prime Minister adopted Ho Chi Minh city’s participation in the programme sponsored by the UK./.

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