The Japanese Government has provided over 570,000 USD in non-refundable aid for five projects on health care, irrigation, water supply and education in Vietnam ’s southern and central highlands regions.

Japan ’s Consulate General to Vietnam Harumitsu Hida and representatives of benefiting localities signed documents on the aid in HCM City on February 26.

Over 123,000 USD of the sum will be spent on medical equipment for a hospital in Tam Nong district, southern Dong Thap province to improve the quality of medical examinations and treatment for local people.

About 122,300 USD will be used for equipping the Thu Hoa district-based general hospital in southern Phu Yen province.

A drainage system in An Hiep commune, southern Ben Tre province and a water work in Kuaih village, central highlands Dak Lak province will cost around 117,000 USD and 90,000 USD respectively.

The project to build eight new classrooms for Le Hong Phong primary school in Dak Lak province is expected to cost 120,000 USD.

Since 1995, the Japanese Government has offered non-refundable aid worth over 8 million USD to 113 projects in 26 southern provinces and cities.-VNA