Over the years, Ho Chi Minh City has done its best to use official development assistance (ODA) provided by the Japanese Government as efficiently as possible.

The Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Le Hoang Quan, stated this at his August 27 meeting with Hiroto Arakawa, Vice-President of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Quan expressed his sincere thanks for the ODA that Japan has provided to Vietnam in the past, particularly to HCM City , for infrastructure projects such as the new international terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport , the East-West Corridor and the Binh Hung wastewater treatment plant. He said that these projects had greatly helped the City’s socio-economic development.

During their meeting, both reviewed the progress of ODA projects funded by JICA and discussed ways of speeding up site clearance along the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Tay Expressway, as well as future plans for the urban railway network.-VNA