Việt Nam, Japan should speed up implementation of ODA projects: Deputy PM

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VIETNAM, August 23 –

HÀ NỘI — Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh said on Tuesday that he supports Vietnamese agencies and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to hold regular meetings, seeking solutions to obstacles to development projects. ODA in Việt Nam.

At a reception for JICA Senior Executive Vice President Junichi Yamada in Hà Nội, Minh noted with pleasure the strong developments of the Việt Nam-Japan strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia.

Japan has always been Việt Nam’s main strategic partner in terms of ODA, accounting for 30% of the approximately $29.3 billion committed by foreign investors for the Southeast Asian nation, he said. declared.

Minh thanked the Japanese government and people for their help over the past nearly three decades, which has significantly helped boost socio-economic development in Việt Nam.

He also commended the role and contributions of JICA and Yamada itself in implementing ODA projects in Việt Nam, and called on Japan to continue such assistance, especially ODA generation, as agreed by Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance had held working sessions with the Japanese Embassy to seek loans from the Japanese government for the socio-economic recovery and development program in Việt Nam, with emphasis on strategic infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, digital transformation, climate change response, and healthcare, Minh said, asking the ministry to closely coordinate this effort with JICA. —VNS

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