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Global Enlightenment Community of AIWS City and Michael Dukakis Institute to advise in building a university for rural areas of Mekong Area of Vietnam

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.

This large land area accounts for 12% of the area, 19% of the population of Vietnam, has advantages in waterway transport, agricultural development, food industry, tourism, renewable energy; it is also a key economic region, the largest center of agricultural production in the country, contributing 50% of rice production, 95% of rice exports, 65% of aquaculture production, 70% of the country’s fruits, and 60% of fish production for export; as well as being located strategically for trade with ASEAN countries and the Mekong sub-region.

This is a university to develop a special rural area of Vietnam to reduce gap between cities and remote rural regions. This initiative will be directed by Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson, co-founder of AIWS City. This university is a part of AIWS City, and will apply new concepts of higher education in the Age of Global Enlightenment.

The Global Enlightenment Community of AIWS City will contribute solutions to build this pioneer model.