HCMC and Korea to Collaborate on Green Industry and High-Quality Human Resources

On June 21, Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People's Committee, held a meeting with a delegation from the Vietnam-Korea Business and Investment Association (VKBIA) and the Korea Automobile Environmental Association.

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Dr. Tran Hai Linh, Chairman of Vietnam – Korea Business & Investment Association (VKBIA) gave analysis and comments on potential cooperation in investment and application of science and technology for green industry in Vietnam. He also talked about potential cooperation between agencies, organizations, businesses, universities, research and development institutes between South Korea and Vietnam for the green car industry and supporting industries, especially in HCMC and the southern region.

Tran Hai Linh said he was ready to work with investment funds and financial groups to continue investing in HCMC and was willing to share experiences in building a regional-class financial center. There is also much potential to cooperate and support the development of high-quality human resources in the city and promote tourism development between HCMC and neighboring areas with localities of South Korea.

HCMC and RoK Cooperate on Green Industry, High-quality Human Resources
At the event.

Seo Guk Hyun – General Director of Innomotive (RoK) spoke at the event. “The Green Move Alliance consists of 17 different units, including government agencies, science parks, enterprises, institutes, research centers, and universities related to “Green Industry and Smart Transport” of South Korea. The Alliance plays an important role in this area, through collaboration between business – academia – research & development – local government, and national policy setting. Its units currently hold core technologies and extensive product lines. We are always ready to cooperate with Vietnam in general and HCMC in particular.”

Choi Jeon – General Director of Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement (GIGA) said the institute and the alliance have the capacity to produce around one million electric cars per year. According to Choi Jean, the two were ready to seek new investment opportunities, bringing core technologies to produce green cars and develop supporting industries in Vietnam, especially in HCMC, so that Vietnam and South Korea can develop together in this important industry, integrating with the general trend of the world.

HCMC and RoK Cooperate on Green Industry, High-quality Human Resources
Phan Van Mai proposed the VKBIA Association and the Green Vehicle Industry Alliance to accompany the development of the green industry in Ho Chi Minh City.

Phan Van Mai proposed the VKBIA Association and the Green Car Industry Alliance to accompany the development of the green industry in HCMC. Chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC Phan Van Mai outlined the potential and advantages of the city in attracting Korean investment. He appreciates the investment and cooperation from South Korea in recent years. He also emphasized the importance of continuing to attract foreign capital flows, promote investment, and support the development of infrastructure investment projects in the fields of high technology, digital transformation, and cooperation with localities of South Korea.

He also emphasized HCMC’s interest in cooperating to develop the green car industry and green industry, which is among the important areas in the city’s socio-economic development.

Phan Van Mai proposed VKBIA and the Alliance to accompany the development of the green industry in the city, and support investment funds and financial and banking groups to continue to cooperate with HCMC and neighboring provinces and regions.

Through the meeting, the People’s Committee of HCMC and the VKBIA agreed that each side should establish a focal point to directly connect, information, exchange, and work on the discussed contents and continue to promote cooperation so that the exchange content continued to be put into practice and produced results.

Valerie Mai