On November 3, 2022, the Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON-Mekong Institute), Can Tho University (CTU) in collaboration with the The Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations organized a workshop on "Sustainable urban development adapting to climate change". The workshop was conducted under the sponsorship of the Friedrich Naumann Institute Vietnam (FNF) with the goal of sharing as well as finding opportunities to contribute to the development of sustainable urban areas in Can Tho city in the context of change. climate.

Delegates at the workshop

Attending the seminar were Mr. Nguyen Ngoc He - Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People's Committee, Mr. Tong Van Nhin - Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee. Can Tho City, Mr. Ngo Anh Tin - Director of the Department of Science and Technology of Can Tho city; along with representatives of departments, branches, businesses, and scientists from Institutes and Universities inside and outside Can Tho City. In addition to the direct participation of nearly 70 delegates from agencies, schools, institutes, and businesses, the seminar was also honored to welcome more than 30 online participants at home and abroad. On the side of the organizer was the participation of Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers - Country Director of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in Vietnam, and Prof. Tran Ngoc Hai - Vice Rector of Can Tho University, Assoc. Prof. Van Pham Dang Tri - Director of the DRAGON-Mekong Institute and Ms. Le Thi Thanh Giang, President of the Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations, together with members from the conference organizers.

Online participation of domestic and foreign delegates

The seminar program has 2 main working sessions the content of Session 1 is "Sharing experiences of sustainable urban development" and Session 2 is "Sustainable urban development in Can Tho city.” At the opening working session, experts discussed their experiences with urban development, including MSc. Bui Hoang Minh, Director of the Center for Monitoring, Supervision, and Administration of Smart Cities in Thua Thien Hue Province, who spoke on the topic of "Smart urban services in Thua Thien Hue province with climate change issues. Circular economy in smart cities was discussed by Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Hong Quan of the Research Institute for Circular Economy Development, and the project "Green infrastructure in Quy Nhon city" was discussed by Associate Professor Dr. Le Anh Tuan and co-author Dr. Lam Van Thinh of the College of Environment and Natural Resources at CTU.

The presenters provided the workshop with solutions in the second working session for Can Tho city development in the context of climate change adaptation. The topic of "Sustainable socio-economic development of Can Tho city on the basis of science, technology, and innovation" was discussed by Dr. Ngo Anh Tin, Director of the Can Tho Department of Science and Technology. Dr. Truong Minh Thai, a lecturer at the CTU School of Information and Communication Technology, spoke on "Digital transformation associated with agriculture and aquaculture production in the Mekong Delta," and MSc. Nguyen Kim Hoang, an expert from the German Development Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ), shared information on "Management of urban drainage in Can Tho city to respond to climate change."


The presentation of Mr. Bui Hoang Minh - Director of the Center for Smart City Supervision and Administration in Thua Thien Hue Province

The presentation by Assoc. Prof. Le Anh Tuan - Former Vice President, DRAGON-Mekong Institute, Lecturer at College of Environment and Natural Resources, CTU

MSc. Nguyen Kim Hoang - Urban and Infrastructure Development Specialist, GIZ

Managers, scientists, and experts have provided the workshop with a wealth of feedback over the course of two discussion sessions regarding opportunities and strategies for developing Can Tho city sustainably and adapting to climate change. The subject of developing a comprehensive information system for smart city development, solid waste management, and economic development on the basis of weekly economic application was brought up during the first discussion session. complete. Along with that, attention is being paid to the importance of teaching youth how to adapt to climate change. 

The delegates provided numerous proposals for the planning and execution of synchronous urban planning on the basis of science and technology during the second discussion session. Along with the state creating, constructing procedures and regulations for the sustainable and adaptive growth of Can Tho city, the development plan that places the people as the root, the business as the center, and the state as the facilitator. Another concern is to think about and more clearly understand the reasons for and solutions to the recent urban flooding. At the end of the workshop, on behalf of the city's leaders, Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People's Committee Mr. Nguyen Ngoc He acknowledged the recommendations and policy recommendations for Can Tho city in sustainable urban development, adapting to climate change and especially wants interested scientists to make more practical contributions to the sustainable development of the city.

Some pictures in the general discussion session of the workshop:

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc He - Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee. Can Tho share ideas at the seminar

Assoc. Prof. Van Pham Dang Tri coordinator of the seminar program

Mr. Cung Trong Cuong - Director, the Institute of Development Research of Thua Thien Hue province contributed ideas to the seminar

Dr. Loc Thi Thuy - Lecturer, Institute of American Studies - Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences contributed ideas to the seminar

Dr. Nguyen Van Dung - Head of the Scientific Management CommitteeRegion IV Political Academy contributed ideas to the workshop

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ta - Director, Institute of Construction Planning, Department of Construction of Ho Chi Minh City contribute ideas to the workshop

Mr. Van Kim Khanh - Journalist, at One World Electronic Magazine contributed ideas to the workshop                                                  

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