Japan will help the northern province of Hoa Binh improve the quality of its healthcare system with a non-refundable aid worth 600 million JPY (about 6.3 million USD).

A diplomatic note on the aid was signed in Hanoi on March 18 between Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Tanizaki Yasuaki and Chairman of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Tinh.

The sum will aid the supply of made-in-Japan medical equipment, including X-ray machines, computed tomography (CT) scans and surgical tables for hospitals in the province.

The same day, another diplomatic note on a 200 million JPY (2.1 million USD) non-refundable aid to assist central Quang Nam province in bettering vocational training was inked by the Japanese Ambassador and Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu.

Accordingly, machinery, produced by Japanese small and medium enterprises, will be provided as training materials for the province’s North Quang Nam Vocational Training school to serve its teaching of wielding and construction techniques.

The project is expected to boost human resources training, contributing to the economic development of the central provinces .

Speaking at the signing ceremonies, Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki said he hopes the two projects will contribute to deepening the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership in a wide range of fields, including healthcare and human resources training-VNA