Deputy PM says nation values Japanese assistance
HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has highly valued assistance from the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) to the infrastructure development process, institution building and human resource training in Viet Nam.
These fields were bottlenecks that Viet Nam was trying to break to promote sustainable socio-economic development, Phuc told JICA vice president Arakawa Hiroto, in Ha Noi yesterday.
He said he hoped Japan would continue to maintain and increase ODA for Viet Nam, especially when the two countries were jointly carrying out major infrastructure projects, such as the metro lines in HCM City and Ha Noi and the Nhat Tan bridge spanning the Red River.
Hiroto said JICA would make more contributions to increase the two countries' understanding and trust in the fields of mutual concern.
He pledged to do his utmost to make the two countries' celebrations of diplomatic ties successful and to take bilateral ties to a new height. — VNS