Ba Ria-Vung Tau –
Chairman of the People’s Committee of Vung Tau city, the southern province of
Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hoang Vu Thanh on March 16 had a meeting with a visiting delegation of the
Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia-Pacific Cities (TPO) led by Secretary-General Woo Kyoung-ha.
He called for stronger cooperation among the TPO member cities, suggesting them send
delegates and art troupes to cultural, sports, festive, and tourism events in Vung Tau and other cities, and increase popularising the land and people of
their cities and countries.
Vung Tau city hopes to receive
assistance from TPO Secretary-General and other member cities to create
opportunities for travel companies to seek partnerships, he said.
It wishes to be connected with the
Republic of Korea’s enterprises in such fields as urban infrastructure
development, smart city building, industrial park infrastructure, information
technology, biotechnology, education, health care, logistics, finance, and
trade, the official added.
For his part, Woo expressed his
delight that the TPO regional meeting 2023 for Vietnamese members will be held
in Vung Tau on March 17, saying it will give him a chance to directly learn
about local tourism and policies.
He also highlighted the willingness
to assist Vung Tau to build a strategy for the future.
The TPO, a network of tourism cities in
the Asia-Pacific region, was established at the fifth Asia Pacific Cities Summit
in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2002.
Vung Tau became the 124th member of the TPO in 2019, becoming the sixth Vietnamese member of the organisation./.