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Opening ceremony Vietnam Urban Green Growth Week 2015
11/4/15 6:10 PM

Hanoi (November 4th, 2015) – Deputy Minister Phan Thi My Linh gave speech at the opening ceremony Vietnam Urban Green Growth Week 2015 which was attended by former Minister Nguyen Hong Quan and representatives of Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA), Vietnam Urban Forum (VUF), Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACV), World Bank, Belgium Embassy, KOICA…

Ribbon cutting done by Deputy Minister Phan Thi My Linh and representatives

Vietnam Urban Green Growth Week 2015, sponsored by the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, co-organized by VUF, VUPDA, ACV, BCI Asia Vietnam Co. Ltd and Women Museum, aims to fulfill tasks assigned by the Prime Minister in the National Strategy and National Action Plan on green growth in the period of 2014 – 2020, to booster cooperation among potential partners in urban development in particular and in construction sector in general.

The ceremony attendants.

Opening the Vietnam Urban Green Growth Week 2015, Deputy Minister Phan Thi My Linh said green growth meant not only recovering the adverse effects to environment but also updating and applying systematic thinking in growth and development. Acknowledging the importance of green growth models and their implementation solutions suitable with each specific city, Deputy Minister Linh suggested all cities and provinces review, modify and complete regional and municipal planning, issue urban development programs, identify built-up areas to be invested…

Deputy Minister Linh, on behalf of the MOC’s leadership, confirmed the MOC would perfect and issue legislation ralating to green growth, work out the urban green growth strategy, provide indicators for urban green growth, apply green solutions, technology and building materials in planning and designing cities. In addition, the MOC would pay more attention to training and educating human resource in green growth.

Written by: Tran Dinh Ha
Translated by: Thu Huyen