Description of Y-PORT Program

Due to the rapid concentration of the population as a result of significant economic growth and urbanization, emerging countries such as those in Asia are facing various urban issues. The City of Yokohama was also faced with similar issues due to high economic growth during the post-war period. By overcoming numerous issues, such as delayed infrastructure development and the pollution caused by the rapid increase in the population, together with its citizens and companies, Yokohama was able to develop a sustainable and environmentally friendly city.

Since January 2011, the City of Yokohama has been implementing the Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies (Y-PORT) Program in order to utilize its experiences in urban development and technologies and know-how of private sector to help cities in emerging economies to solve their urban issues and also Yokohama companies to expand their businesses overseas.

We hope you will also participate in our Y-PORT Program. For inquiries, please contact us here (internal link).