Hungary, Can Tho city seek cooperation in high-tech agriculture, education

Leaders from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Hungarian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Szojka Éva Szilvia, have expressed their hope for stronger cooperation in high-tech agriculture, health care, and education.

At a reception for the Hungarian delegation on December 15, Nguyen Thuc Hien, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said Can Tho has created optimal conditions for foreign enterprises to study the market and do business, particularly in infrastructure construction, waste treatment, education, and high-tech agriculture.

It has carried out multiple activities aimed at tightening its friendship with Hungary in culture and trade, he added, highlighting the Can Tho Oncology Hospital, costing VND1.72 trillion (over EUR70 million) and including official development assistance (ODA) from Hungary of more than VND1.39 trillion.

Hien also called on the Consul General to act as a bridge to boost bilateral cooperation in education and high-tech agriculture.

Szilvia said the Vietnam-Hungary relationship was advanced to a comprehensive partnership in 2008, creating momentum for the two countries to sign other important cooperative agreements in the future.

High-tech and smart urban area building are strengths of Hungary, and its Government stands ready to help Can Tho in human resources training and seeking partners when there are specific programmes and projects, she said.

In education cooperation, the diplomat said the Hungarian Consulate General would send officials to schools in Can Tho early next year, if the locality is interested, to introduce the Hungarian Government’s scholarships to Vietnamese students.