Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Phùng Quốc Hiển receives JICA Vice President Yasushi Tanaka in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dân
HÀ NỘI — Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) capital co-ordinated by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has contributed to Việt Nam’s socioeconomic development in the past, especially in infrastructure development, said a high-ranking lawmaker.
While receiving JICA Vice President Yasushi Tanaka in Hà Nội on Tuesday, Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Phùng Quốc Hiển also praised JICA’s important contributions to Việt Nam-Japan relations.
Việt Nam had used ODA capital for the right purposes and in a transparent and effective manner, he said, adding that the quality of ODA-funded projects had been remarkably improved.
Having affirmed the NA’s support for the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, Hiển said there remained huge potential for the development of friendship and multifaceted co-operation between the two nations as well as their localities.
JICA helped the Vietnamese NA to improve the qualifications of its office staff, thereby enhancing the legislature’s operations, the Vice Chairman said.
Hiển suggested JICA continue backing Japan’s economic ties with Việt Nam and affirmed that Việt Nam always created favourable conditions for Japanese enterprises to invest in the Southeast Asian country.
For his part, Tanaka said JICA would continue to assist Việt Nam in training human resources, improving its investment-business environment and developing its infrastructure. — VNS