In the afternoon on 13th January, Mr. Huynh Duc Tho – Chairman of the City People’s Committee met and worked with the Governor of Shiga Prefecture Mikazuki Taizo (Japan) together with leaders of departments and agencies of the two localities.
At the meeting, Mr. Huynh Duc Tho – Chairman of the City People’s Committee generally introduced Da Nang City to Mr. Mikazuki Taizo. Chairman Huynh Duc Tho emphasized that Da Nang is focusing on the development of high technology. Also, he wished that in the coming time the two localities would mutually build and develop a long-term and sustainable relationship.
A scene of the meeting with the Governor of Shiga Prefecture (Japan)
Mr. Mikazuki Taizo – Governor of Shiga Prefecture shared that this was the first time he visited Da Nang but he felt a friendliness. Mr. Mikazuki Taizo highly appreciated the outcomes of the City’s economy and tourism during the past time.
Mr. Mikazuki Taizo suggested the introduction of water purification technology of Shiga and Japan to Da Nang City in the coming time and the opening of meeting and exchange programs on water treatment and filtering among technicians of the two localities.
Mr. Mikazuki Taizo said that, there were 20 high school students participating in this trip to Viet Nam. Mr. Mikazuki Taizo wished that in the coming time, exchange programs among students of the two localities in particular and the two nations in general would be strengthened, and those programs would attract high school students in addition to undergraduate. Hence, the relationship among students of the two localities would be closer.
Mr. Huynh Duc Tho – Chairman of the City People’s Committee wished that in the coming time, the two localities would mutually build and develop a long-term and sustainable relationship
In reply, Chairman Huynh Duc Tho agreed upon the useful suggestions of Mr. Mikazuki Taizo. The Chairman wished to learn about water-filtering technology of Japan so that the City’s people could use a water system like in Shiga. In addition, Da Nang has cooperated with several localities in Japan in various fields, so the Chairman hoped to strengthen exchange programs among students, government officials and people between the two localities.
Shiga is a province which is located in Kansai – Honshu Island, surrounding Lake Biwa – the biggest lake in Japan and one of the oldest lakes in the world. Thirty-seven percent of the total land area is designated as Natural Parks and the highest of any prefecture. Shiga Prefecture’s southern half is adjacent to the old Capital of Kyoto and forms part of Greater Kyoto – the fourth largest metropolitan area of Japan.