Friday, November 24, 2023

Integral hosts the China-ASEAN Mayors Forum 2023, Sparking Discussions on Addressing Urban Challenges

On November 20, Integral served as the hosting venue for the China-ASEAN Mayors’ Forum 2023’s subforum, themed “Building Smart Eco-Cities, Promoting Innovative Development with High Quality,”. It brought together leaders from various industries to explore how they can foster socio-economic development, technological innovations, and environment conservation in parallel.  

Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group, emphasized the power of collaboration in striking a balance between urban economic growth, inclusiveness and environmental protection. With China’s leading position in innovation, Jean Tolt, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, was optimistic that China could be the role model for other countries in addressing complex urban challenges. Siddharth Chatterjee, the United Nations Resident Coordinator of China, placed road safety as the top priority in urban planning. To manifest green and high-quality development, Zhang Fawang, General Secretary of Center of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geological Survey, believed that constructing energy-efficient corridors are practical solution in tackling climate change. Facing urban challenges, everyone has the responsibility to ensure the population’s safety.  

All of them anticipated further collaborations and breakthroughs to accelerate sustainable development. 

 Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group


Jean Tolt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety


Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator of China


Zhang Fawang, General Secretary of Center of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geological Survey, China Geological Survey of the Ministry of Natural Resources