Japan provides non-refundable aid for social projects in Vietnam
At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)
The Consulate General of Japan in Ho
Chi Minh City signed on March 10 an agreement on providing non-refundable aid
worth 344,489 USD for Vietnam.
The agreement is part of the the Japanese Government’s
non-refundable aid programme for Vietnamese localities.
The provinces benefiting from the newly-signed agreement are HCM
City, Central Highlands Dak Lak province, south central coastal Ninh Thuan province
and, southern Tra Vinh province.
Accordingly, the aid will be used to build kindergartens, water
supply systems, buy medical equipment for hospitals, and products for the hearing
Addressing the signing ceremony, Japanese Consul General Kawaue
Junichi underlined the growing friendship between Vietnam and Japan. Japan is
the biggest provider of aid for Vietnam,
particularly for socio-economic,
cultural, education and transport fields.
He expressed his hope that the aid will be effectively used to
benefit local residents.
Y Suon Bya, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Krong Pac
district, Dak Lak, pledged that local authorities will ensure effective
management, use and maintenance of the works.
From 1995 to early 2016, the local-level non-refundable aid
programme of the Japanese Government supported 169 projects in 26 southern
provinces and cities in Vietnam through grants worth over 13.5 million USD. The
aid goes mostly to education, health, agriculture and rural infrastructure. - VNA