|Masuda Chikahiro, deputy chief of JICA Việt Nam (standing) at the press conference this morning. — Photo bnews.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Twenty seven small-scale projects focusing on developing human resources at the grass-root level have been run in localities in the north, central and south regions.
The projects, conducted by Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in Việt Nam, are targeted at improving the living conditions and livelihood of residents.
Funds will depend on the specific scale and the length of each project, ranging from JPY10 million (US$87,500) to JYP100 million ($875,000). The maximum length of a project is five years.
Masuda Chikahiro, deputy chief of JICA Việt Nam, told local media at a press conference this morning that residents would directly benefit from projects implemented at a grass-root level.
Developing human resources was believed to be a sustainable way to develop a locality, he said.
Under the projects, Japanese non-governmental organisations and Japanese localities would cooperate with JICA to provide technical support to localities in Việt Nam, he said.
Models from Japan would be adjusted to fit with the current conditions in Việt Nam before being applied, he said.
According to data from JICA Việt Nam, Japan’s Kasama City has helped mountainous Sơn La Province cultivate clean farm produce, Sapporo City has provided technical support to develop human resources for the information technology sector in Hà Nội, Seki City has provided training to raise the capability of nurses in giving care to the elderly in Đà Nẵng City and Fukushima Province has assisted in developing human resources for the healthcare sector in HCM City.
Masuda also said connections between Japanese and Vietnamese people would be enhanced via the projects. — VNS