Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoa Binh signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation in artistic lighting for the city (Source:

It was the sixth urban lighting project between both sides which was signed at an online talks between the two officials.

Speaking highly of bilateral ties within the framework of the urban research and forecasting centre (PADDI), Binh wished that Lyon would continue sending experts to the city to offer feedback on the master plans of Thu Duc city and Ho Chi Minh City, reported VNA.

He said Ho Chi Minh City wishes to receive Lyon’s help in training workforce to operate buildings under urban lighting projects. He proposed Lyon consider with artistic lighting projects for historical buildings in the city.

Binh also expressed his wish to learn from the city’s experience in sustainable urban development, boost joint work in flooding prevention and control, building green urban areas, renewable energy and clean technology.

According to him, both sides should facilitate cultural coordination, technological transfer related to museums, improve the capacity of management officials, and popularise their cultures and peoples.

As Ho Chi Minh City is building a post-pandemic economic recovery plan, Binh said the city wants to foster trade and investment with Lyon.

Ho Chi Minh City will create favourable conditions for enterprises and investors of France and Lyon in particular to do business in the city, he said.

Agreeing with Binh’s proposals, Zdorovzoff said both sides need to further step up join work in environment protection, culture, economy and trade.

Ho Chi Minh City and Lyon established bilateral ties in 1997 with the priority cooperation fields of heritage preservation, urban planning and development, urban transportation and economy./.