Liem pledged his best efforts to improve the city’s business and investment environment so as to offer the best possible conditions for foreign investors, including those from Singapore, adding that a high-ranking delegation of the city is due to make an official visit to Singapore soon in a bid to foster bilateral cooperation. Singapore is Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest investor, with more than 1,100 projects totaling in excess of US$10 billion. It is also the city’s important trade partner, with two-way trade hitting US$3.7 billion. For his part, Chee Hong Tat said Singapore desires to augment cooperation with HCM in science-technology transfer and developing start-up firms, saying that his visit is a good chance for Singaporean businesses to seek cooperation opportunities. The smart city development project of Ho Chi Minh City is a potential one for cooperation between the two sides, he noted. Singaporean enterprises showed their keen interest in cooperating with Ho Chi Minh City in Singapore’s strong fields such as waste treatment, green energy, and production of high-quality agricultural products.