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Japan to fund VN transport, health projects

Update: October, 24/2016 - 10:45
The Consulate General of Japan in HCM City signed an agreement on Friday to provide aid worth more than US$405,500 for five projects in southern Việt Nam. — Photo bnews.vn

HCM CITY — The Consulate General of Japan in HCM City signed an agreement on Friday to provide aid worth more than US$405,500 for five projects in southern Việt Nam. 

The agreement is part of the Japanese Government’s non-refundable aid programme for Vietnamese localities. 

The provinces benefiting from the newly-signed agreement are Cà Mau, Long An, Bình Phước, Hậu Giang and Đồng Tháp. 

Accordingly, four bridges will be built in Cà Mau Province and three in Long An Province to facilitate transport, education and socio-economic development. 

Meanwhile, Bình Phước’s provincial general hospital will be provided with ophthalmic equipment to perform cataract operations. Hậu Giang and Đồng Tháp provinces will also receive medical equipment to improve medical services. 

Addressing the signing ceremony, Japanese Consul General Nakajima Satoshi said the his government would continue to support infrastructure development in Việt Nam, contributing to deepening the Japan-Việt Nam friendship.

From 1995 to late 2015, the local-level non-refundable aid programme of the Japanese Government supported 164 projects in 26 southern provinces and cities through grants worth over $13.1 million. The main fields of support are education, health, agriculture and rural infrastructure. — VNS

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