DPM Teo Chee Hean on Official Visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Mar 2019)

SM Teo Chee Hean | 25 March 2019

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean is in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on an Official Visit from 21 to 26 March.


Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean is in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), the third leg of his Official Visit to Vietnam. On 25 March, DPM Teo met HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan, who also hosted him to lunch. DPM Teo and Secretary Nhan expressed satisfaction with the robust economic ties between Singapore and HCMC, and welcomed further economic cooperation. Singapore is the top foreign investor in HCMC, with cumulative investments of more than US$10 billion in over 1,100 projects. DPM Teo and Secretary Nhan also discussed HCMC’s plans to develop an Innovation District and agreed that Singapore and HCMC could strengthen cooperation in smart city development and digital innovation.
Together with Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, DPM Teo officiated at the unveiling of Mapletree’s V Plaza and opening of Oakwood Residence Saigon, a mixed-use development jointly developed with Saigon Co-Op integrating residential, commercial, and retail components. 

DPM Teo also officially opened the new Chancery of the Singapore Consulate-General in HCMC and visited the new offices of Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board in HCMC. This evening, DPM Teo will attend a reception hosted by Ambassador to Vietnam Catherine Wong for Singaporeans living and working in HCMC.

On 26 March 2019, DPM Teo will meet members of the Singaporean and Vietnamese business community in HCMC over breakfast. He will also visit Keppel Land’s Estella Place and Estella Heights and receive a briefing on Keppel Land’s future projects in HCMC before returning to Singapore.

DPM Teo is accompanied by Members of Parliament Dr Intan Azura Mohktar, Mr Patrick Tay and Mr Henry Kwek, as well as officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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25 MARCH 2019

Foreign affairs