Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc (7th from left) leads a delegation of senior officials from Hanoi to visit Budapest, Hungary on August 1-2. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi wants to work
with Hungary’s capital Budapest on environmental issues, relics preservation and tourism development, according to Vice
Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc.

Ngoc, accompanied by Vice Chairman of the
Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung, visited Budapest on August 1-2 where
she met with the city’s Vice Mayor for City Development Szeneczey Balazs.

During the meeting, she asked Budapest to increase
delegation exchanges between the two cities and boost cooperation with Hanoi,
particularly in environmental treatment and producing clean water from the Red
River’s surface water.

Hanoi also hopes to learn from Budapest’s
experience in tourism development and relic preservation which will be
beneficial for its restoration, protection and management of cultural and
historical relics.

Additionally, Hung discussed riverside urban
planning, constructing overpasses and solving traffic jams with senior
officials from Budapest. The two sides also talked about enhanced partnerships
in information technology, management of residential databases and building
public spaces.

For his part, Balazs gave his guests an
overview of the city’s economic development, cultural relics, transportation,
urban architecture and social welfare.

The vice mayor said he looks forward to
deepening ties between the two cities and suggested the two sides to sign a
framework agreement for cooperation.-VNA