On January 23, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, CEO of Nova Group Hoang Thu Chau and Governor of An Giang Nguyễn Thanh Bình, Governor of Dong Thap Pham Thien Nghia, signed a MOU to build the Mekong Smart City in the An Giang and Dong Thap provinces of Vietnam.
CEO of Nova Group Hoang Thu Chau and Director of Michael Dukakis Institute Nguyen Anh Tuan also signed a MOU, that the Michael Dukakis Institute will advise Nova Group in building an excellent university in Mekong area and supporting the project Mekong Smart City.
Leaders of Vietnam that attended the event are: Lê Hồng Quang, Chief of the Party of An Giang, Lê Quốc Phong, Chief of the Party of Dong Thap, Lê Đức Thọ, Chief of the Party of Ben Tre, Vu Hai Quan, President of Vietnam National University at Ho Chi Minh city, Trần Ngọc Tam, Governor of Ben Tre, Nguyen Van Giau,Vietnam’s central bank former governor, former Vice Minister of Defense Tran Don, Former Vice Minister of Public Security Vo Thai Hoa, and others.
Mr. Bui Thanh Nhon, Chairman of Nova Group, said at the event:
“Tan Chau town (An Giang) and Hong Ngu district, Hong Ngu city (Dong Thap) are located at the headwaters of the Mekong River, which is the gateway for trade between Vietnam and Cambodia. This is a rich and precious land that developed very early. And I am fortunate to be the son of 2 provinces An Giang – Dong Thap. For me, it is happiness and pride but also responsibility.”
Michael Dukakis Institute supported Nova Group in building NovaWorld Phan Thiet as a flagship city to welcome the United Nations Centennial.