WB to assist Ha Noi in drainage planning (06:26 14/03/2018)

HNP – Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee and  Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on March 12 hosted a reception for a working delegation of the World Bank (WB) led by Ousmane Dione, WB Country Director in Viet Nam.

Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) receives Ousmane Dione, WB Country Director in Viet Nam

Speaking at the reception, WB Country Director in Viet Nam Ousmane Dione said that the WB has supported Ha Noi in traffic planning and infrastructure development over the past time.

To effectively boost the cooperation in the field of traffic between WB and Ha Noi, Mr. Ousmane Dione expected that the capital city would continue to tighten the coordination in implementing the program.

He also proposed that the city should establish teams in collaboration with the WB’s experts to step up the task.

Besides, the WB leader expressed his sincere thanks to Ha Noi for its strong commitment in carrying out projects in the city.

He told that the WB will be already to offer measures to support Ha Noi in air quality management which is significant to Ha Noi’s sustainable development.

The WB expects to give assistance to Ha Noi in drainage planning by 2030 with a vision towards 2050, he affirmed. Accordingly, the WB will assist the city in upgrading rivers, lakes and canals, devising anti-flooding schemes and improving the drainage system.

In reply, Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung expressed his thanks to the WB for its significant support for Ha Noi in traffic and water management over the past years.

He agreed with the WB’s cooperation proposals in fields of traffic, agriculture and rural affairs and environment.

The city leader said that in 2017, Ha Noi installed 10 automatic air monitoring stations and upgraded, dredged 83 out of 124 lakes in the city.

He called for the WB’s financial support in waste water treatment in major rivers in Ha Noi.

By Tran Huong

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