At a September 14 reception for former Director General of UNESCO Koichiro Matsura.
Tho thanked the Japanese officialfor his major contributions to developing Japan-Vietnam relations as well as accelerating the implementation of projects to upgrade Tien Sa port and deal with environmental pollution.
He hoped for continued support fromKoichiroMatsura in sharing experience in the fields of economics, education, and cultural heritage.
Relevant agencies have been asked to work together with the Central Japan Railway Company on a monorail construction plan to facilitate the execution of the project, Tho told his guest.
Matsura in turn, pledged his best efforts to call for more Japanese investment into infrastructure development and science and technology projects to help the city spur sustainable development.