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Mark [58th batch (2017 Autumn forum)] [Vietnam]

Participating in 58th batch (2017 Autumn forum)Vietnam

Voice before the participation

Warmest greeting from VIETNAM!

My name is Man Tran from Da Nang, Viet Nam.

In 2006, with the support from Da Nang government’s Scholarship, I had the opportunity to study at the University of Queensland, Australia. After 5 years studying and working overseas, I came back in 2011 and have been working for Da Nang Department of Planning and Investment since then. As the head of Investment Appraisal and Supervision Division, I am responsible for the deployment and supervise the bidding of projects funded by the city’s budget. As consequence of the developmental process, and like many other cities around Southeast Asia, Da Nang is now facing abundance of rising problems in urban planning and management.

Through researching on the history of Japan, I have found out that many Japanese cities had the same situation during their development stages. But after all, the vision and leadership of many generations of Japanese leaders have solved these problems and successfully shaped a thriving economy but retained its traditional and historical values.

Thank IATTS’s founders and staff for bringing me such a great opportunity to join the ASEAN circle of youth. I believe that despite of the differences in culture, religion or personal motivations that lead us to this opportunity, we will be all passionately sharing a vision and hope for a better and more sustainable future in ASEAN.

Let make this once-in-a-lifetime experience unforgettable