During his talks with Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng in HCM City on March 12, Phong said the Vietnamese southern metropolis will enhance its cooperation with Phnom Penh in education-training, health care, trade promotion and investment attraction. For his part, Khuong Sreng said environmental pollution, urban waste and the rapid increase of private transport means are major challenges facing Phnom Penh during the process of urban development. Mentioning the Cho Ray-Phnom Penh Hospital, the official noted that the Phnom Penh authority stands ready to create the best possible conditions for HCM City investors to handle their problems, including how to improve the efficiency of the hospital, which is regarded as a symbol of cooperation and friendship between the two localities. At the talks, representatives from departments and agencies of HCM City and Phnom Penh discussed issues relating to transport management, waste treatment, urban planning and investment attraction. Over the past years, trade promotion activities and exchanges between departments and agencies of HCM City and Phnom Penh have been held regularly, contributing to consolidating cooperation and friendship between the two localities.