HCM CITY (VNS)— The Consul General of Japan in HCM City, Harumitsu Hida, on Tuesday inked documents that would provide non-refundable aid to five projects in Viet Nam's four southern and south-central provinces.
The grants, worth a total of US$574,600 will be spent on providing Dong Thap and Phu Yen with medical equipment, building classrooms and a water supply station in Dak Lak, and constructing an irrigation facility in Ben Tre.
The project to constructing a water supply facility in Kuaih Village, Krong Pak District, Dak Lak Province, will receive a grant of $90,495. It will help 170 households, mostly of the Ede ethnic minority, have access to clean water, thus improving the villagers' healthcare and hygienic conditions.
The construction of eight classrooms for the Le Hong Phong Primary School in Krong Bong District, Dak Lak Province, and the Giong Gach Irrigation Facility in An Hiep Commune, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province, will receive $120,460 and $117,930 respectively.
Residents of An Hiep commune expect that the Giong Gach facility would improve the irrigation of 500ha of rice fields and mitigate soil acidity, increasing farmers' productivity and incomes.
The projects to procure medical equipment for Phu Hoa District General Hospital in Phu Yen Province and Tam Nong District General Hospital in Dong Thap Province would get $122,300 and $123,450 respectively.
The funds are being given under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects.
From 1995 until now, the Japanese government has funded 113 projects worth more than $8 million in Viet Nam's 26 provinces and cities. —VNS