Da Nang Delegation Led by Vice Chairman of
Da Nang City People's Committee Visited ASPA Secretariat
On 23rd May, Da Nang delegation led by Mr. LE Quang Nam, the vice chairman of Da Nang City, visited Daegu, Republic of Korea to attend the ‘Daegu World Friendship Cities Forum’.
Under the theme of 'Co-prosperity and sustainable urban development beyond the pandemic', the forum aimed to exchange opinions on various countermeasures for sustainable development, which is the common goal of the international community after the corona pandemic between Daegu City and friendship cities, and form consensus among the cities. The forum consisted of the keynote by Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, Secretary-General of the World Association of Local Governments for Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC), special lectures by representatives from the friendship cities and panel discussion. In the panel discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Sunkook Kwon, Secretary-General of Asian Science Park Association, panels talked about the role of local governments and various sustainable policies of local governments in the post-coronavirus era.
The Da Nang delegation visited ASPA Secretariat on 24th May.
The delegation and ASPA Secretariat mainly discussed about entrepreneurship ecosystem and know-how to manage Hi-Tech Park.
Da Nang City is focusing on fostering start-ups which can make a maximum output with less materials which produces low environment pollution as well as limited capital and labor at the moment. That is why IT and High-Technology start-ups in Da Nang City are provided with a lot of supports, such as land rental, indirect fund support through install of infrastructure, etc., from the local government. Da Nang City has been directed by Vietnam government to create the creative entrepreneurship ecosystem and is also planning to build IT Park and creative venture center related to science and techonolgy following Hi-Tech Park, and it is expected that start-ups in the IT and High-Tech field can get a full support including the administrative support by IT Park in the future. As there are many start-ups in the IT field in Korea as well, we can had an in-depth discussion regarding the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
ASPA Secretariat also shortly shared how Technoparks in Korea, which are managed by local governments, operated.
For more discussion and exchange on various aspects, the Da Nang delegation showed an interest in not only participating in the 25th ASPA Annual Conference in Jeju, Korea in October, 2022, but also hosting the annual conference at Da Nang Hi-Tech Park in the future. ASPA Secretariat would like to express appreciation once again for their visit and the interest in ASPA activities. We look forward to a lot of exchanges between Da Nang City / Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and ASPA in the furture.
**The Da Nang delegation to Daegu, Korea included;
Mr. LE Quang Nam, Vice Chairman of Da Nang City People’s Committee
Mr. LE Duc Vien, Director of the Da Nang Department of Science and Technology Mrs. LE Thi Thu Hanh, Vice Director of the Da Nang Department of Foreign Aﬀairs
Mr. NGUYEN Hoa, Chairman of Ngu Hanh Son District People’s Committee
Mr. HA Vy, Vice Director of the Da Nang Department of Culture and Sports
Mr. THAI Ngoc Trung, Deputy Head of the Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Zone Authority
Mr. TRAN Hieu, Director of the Service Center for Da Nang Foreign Aﬀairs.