As part of its effort to bring full members active participation in the upcoming 2017 CityNet Congress, the CityNet Secretariat paid a visit to the Municipal Government of Kuala Lumpur on 17th August 2017 to extend the Congress invitation as well as to foster the Government’s active role within the network given its extensive urban development.
The CityNet Secretariat consisted of the the CityNet Assistant Secretary General/Seoul Metropolitan Government Director General of International Cooperation Bureau Hoiseung Lee, Director of Programs Youngmin Chang, Director of Operations Taegyun Gi, Senior Program Officer Stephani Widorini, and Congress Coordinator Wason Lee Huynh.
The CityNet delegation was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Mayor / Executive Director (Project Management Office), YBhg. (Hon.) Datuk Hj. Mahadi bin Che Ngah; Director of Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustafa Md. Noor, Deputy Director and Senior Assistant Director of Corporate Planning Department, International Relations, Ms. Norhaslinda and Ms. Izzatul Aini Ibrahim; and the Assistant Director of Mayor’s Office, Ms. Nor Hazirah Mohd Ghazali.
During this friendly meeting, the Municipal Government of Kuala Lumpur expressed their commitment to be more involved in CityNet activities starting from taking up more active role in this year’s Congress. They are ready to share their recently launched best practices in the transportation development particularly the Mass Rail Transit (MRT) expansion, River of Life public space projects that include landscaping and lighting, and Greening Cities initiative to expand pocket parks within the city.
Wearing two hats, CityNet Assistant Secretary General/Seoul Metropolitan Government Director General of International Cooperation Bureau Hoiseung Lee also used this opportunity to deliver a special letter from Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon as a special envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) addressed to Mayor of Kuala Lumpur Datuk Seri Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz.
The two parties also discussed about the annual workshop partnership with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Center and potential collaboration for the 2018 World Urban Forum hosted by Kuala Lumpur.