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Report from National Coordinator in Vietnam – December 2010 to January 2011

Report from National Coordinator in Vietnam – December 2010 to January 2011
09/02/2011

Viet Nam

DELGOSEA National Coordinator in Vietnam, Prof. Do Hau, with local government association partner- Association of Cities in Vietnam (ACVN) representatives, and local coaches have visited three pilot cities to discuss plan on Best Practice (BP) Transfer Concept and replication action plan since December 2010.

These visits took place in Tra Vinh city on December 21-22, 2010, Vinh City on December 25, 2010 and Da Nang City on December 30-31, 2010.  At each visit, DELGOSEA Vietnam team met with pilot cities’ officials and relevant civil society’s institutions to elaborate the setting up of a working group for the development of a tailor-made BP Transfer Concept. The meetings also explored potential synergies with relevant Departments such as the Department of Information and Telecommunication of Tra Vinh Province and Department of Cultural, Tourism and Sport of Da Nang City to develop steps for replication activities.

The three pilot cities are going to replicate the following best practices:

  • Da Nang City: BP on Fiscal Management and Investment Planning from Phuket, Thailand -- Preserving Old Town Architecture and Reviving Traditions as Tourist Attraction and Economic Driver;
  • Vinh City: BP on Inclusive Urban Services from Marikina, Philippines -- Marikina Eco Savers Project;
  • Tra Vinh City: BP on Institutional Governance from Yogyakarta, Indonesia -- E-Government as the Breakthrough to Enhance Government Performance and Services.

In January 2011, the DELGOSEA team and the Association of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN) in Vietnam continued the translation of 16 Best Practices into Vietnamese for further dissemination to pilot cities and interested stakeholders.

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