HCM City seeks development assistance from Japan hinh anh 1Participants at the meeting (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Nguyen Thanh Phong asked for more financial and technical assistance from Japan for the city’s metro and water environment improvement projects in the time ahead.

At a meeting with visiting D eputy Managing Director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shinya Ejima on November 18, Phong thanked and appreciated Japan’s support for infrastructure development projects of Vietnam and HCM City in particular.

He called on JICA to continue helping the city implement projects using Japanese aid.

For his part, Shinya Ejima affirmed Japan will try to maintain non-refundable and technical assistance for development projects of Vietnam and HCM City in particular.

He said the city should enhance cooperation with private enterprises under the public-private partnership (PPP) form in order to mobilise all resources for its infrastructure projects.

The JICA will cooperate with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue supporting the third phase of HCM City’s water environmental improvement project, he stated, adding that the agency is willing to call on Japanese firms to work with the city in transferring technology, training human resources, and maintaining metro lines.

He also highlighted the importance of synchronous transport development, committing that the JICA will consider providing more support for the construction of metro routes 3A and 3B in the coming time.-VNA