Development project to boost Can Tho's transport sector
CAN THO (VNS) — A group of experts from a German co-operative development agency had a working meeting with Can Tho people's committee yesterday to examine the city's transport infrastructure for an investment project.
The examination was aimed at collecting information to aid sustainable investment in urban transport infrastructure in the central and suburban areas of Can Tho City, Roland Hass, one of the German experts, said.
It is meant also to ensure that transport technologies will be transferred successfully, avoiding the shortcomings that many ASEAN countries have experienced such as constant traffic congestion and severe environment pollution.
The experts and local authorities discussed and shared knowledge and experience in transport research, especially in the fields related to the transport situation of Can Tho City.
Notably, the German experts evaluated the city's transport in order to plan urban policies and development strategies for the transport infrastructure of Ninh Kieu District.
A three-year sustainable urban development project for Can Tho City, with a total investment of more than VND85 billion (US$3.8 million), will start by the end of this year.
The three phases of the project will include investment, technology transference and personnel training, as well as urban transport development.
Dao Anh Dung, vice-chairman of Can Tho people's committee, highly appreciated the support of the German agencies in the city's transport development.
It was vital to include Can Tho City, alongside other ASEAN cities, in the sustainable transport development project of the German government, he said. — VNS