Hanoi honours two French citizens for contribution to Hanoi's development


On August 29, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung awarded the ‘For the development of Hanoi’ title to Mr. Michel Drobniak, Economic Counsellor of the French Embassy in Vietnam and Mr. Rémi Genevey, former manager of the French Development Agency in Vietnam (AFD).

The two French men were honored for their positive contributions to the socio-economic development of Hanoi, as well as to the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and France.

Speaking at the event, Chairman Chung hailed the significant contributions made to the development of the capital city of Hanoi, by individuals from both home and abroad, during its 30 years of the Doi Moi (Renewal) process.

Chung highlighted that since Drobiniak took office in Hanoi in July 2013, he has worked hard for the city’s growth, especially in transportation infrastructure. Along with helping various construction projects in the capital gain access to science and technology, he has boosted bilateral ties in other areas such as aviation, health care, energy and trade, Chung added.

Meanwhile, the former Director of the French Development Agency in Vietnam, Genevey was praised for his role in boosting France’s total capital commitment to Vietnam, which has increased to 1.77 billion USD. Particularly, he has made a great contribution to the city's environment through a number of practical works, including supporting the installation of an air monitoring station in Hanoi, Chung stressed.

The city leader took the occasion to express his hope that the two French nationals will contribute more to the socio-economic development of the city and the partnership and friendship between Vietnam and France.

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