Singapore willing to share banking, loan experience
Vieät Nam and Singapore could offer more support to each other and grow further, former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong said yesterday.
Goh referred especially to Vieät Nams advantages in agriculture and human resources.
At a meeting with President Tröông Taán Sang in Haø Noäi, Goh said he was delighted at the progress made in bilateral relations.
He suggested the two countries co-operate in aviation and tourism since Singapore attracted 16 million visitors a year.
Goh added that Singapore was willing to share its experience and support Vieät Nam in developing its banking system, accessing loans to upgrade infrastructure and help improve the quality of human resources.
President Sang said he valued the former PMs proposal and said he hoped both sides would...
... deepen the bilateral strategic partnership further.
Ha Noi keen to learn
Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Phaïm Quang Nghiò expressed hope to learn from Singapores experiences in urban planning and management, real estate development, urban underground space usage and social housing provision during a meeting with former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong yesterday.
The Haø Noäi leader proposed that the Singaporean government encourage businesses to strengthen their investments in Vieät Nam, particularly in agriculture, technology, infrastructure, finance and maritime transport.
Nghò spoke highly of the two countries co-operation and said that Singapores support in terms of direct investment and technical assistance, especially via the Vieät Nam-Singapore Industrial Parks, had helped boost the countrys socio-economic development.
Highlighting the efficiency of education co-operation, he suggested that Singapore continue to award scholarships to Vietnamese students, help Vieät Nam develop the professional and English skills of management officials and provide vocational training.
Vieät Nam, and Haø Noäi in particular, would create favourable conditions for Singaporean citizens and businesses, Nghò said.
Goh Chok Tong agreed with his hosts proposal to encourage businesses to invest in Vieät Nam, saying that it would benefit both sides and help Vieät Nam improve its technical, managerial and financial capacities.
The former Singaporean PM also suggested that Vieät Nam improve its investment environment by reforming and completing its legal system, which would attract more investment.