Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai has expressed his hope that Japan will continue assisting key projects in the city.

While receiving Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuyaki Tanizaki in HCM City on January 22, Hai highly valued the efficiency of the projects financed with Japan’s official development assistance to the city over the past time, which, according to him, has made positive impact on its development, both economically and socially.

The city leader added that HCM City wishes to continue receiving Japan’s assistance to Cho Ray 2 hospital and Long Thanh international airport projects.

Tanizaki spoke highly of the city’s efforts to ease difficulties for the East-West Highway and urban railway No.1 linking Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien projects.

He also pledged to work with the city on projects in health care, education and sea port.-VNA