Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs working with the delegation of Kitakyushu city

On February 24th, 2023, the Department of Foreign Affairs had a meeting with Kitakyushu’s delegation including representatives of Kitakyushu International Techno-cooperative Association, Environment Bureau, J-Fils Co., Ltd. and Office of Japan International Cooperation Agency in Viet Nam (JICA).

In the recent time, Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs has coordinated with Kitakyushu’s partners to actively and effectively implement cooperative projects in economic filed, water supply and drainage, fire prevention and fighting, environmental protection. One of the most typical projects is "Sewage treatment with high BOD concentration at Ngoc Hai fishing port, Do Son district".

Participants at the meeting

Representatives of the delegation thanked to the close support and coordination of Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs that contributed to the success of the project as well as the equipment handover ceremony. Many businesses in the city expressed their interest in application of sewage treatment technology of J-Fils Co., Ltd in their operation. The delegation also plans to visit a number of businesses to find out more about the needs and possibilities of installing the sewage treatment system (CM system). In the coming time, the delegation looks forward to continuously receiving the support and coordination of Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs and related agencies when the CM system is commercialized in Hai Phong.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Dung, Director of Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs said that the ceremony of equipment handover and final report of the project were impressed and highly appreciated by the participants. This proves that the project has received considerable attention from relevant agencies as well as businesses in Hai Phong. She also suggested that Kitakyushu’s partners continue to coordinate with Hai Phong to closely follow-up and provide necessary support for the operation of CM system even after the project has ended. At the same time, information and materials about the project and CM system should be supplied to the Department of Foreign Affairs for introducing and promoting to businesses in the city.

At the meeting, the two sides also discussed the implementation of cooperation activities in the coming time to promote relationship between Hai Phong and Kitakyushu and support Hai Phong city towards the goal of green growth and net zero emmission by 2050./.

Nguyễn Minh Trang