Japan has pledged to provide a non-refundable aid package worth nearly 491,000 USD for five health and infrastructure projects in Vietnam.

The signing ceremony for the package took place in the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26.

Accordingly, 108,898 USD will be presented to the Traditional Medicine Hospital of Ninh Thuan province to upgrade its health equipment.

Another project worth 109,100 USD will benefit the pediatric ward of the Khanh Hoa provincial Hospital, while a welfare centre for the elderly under the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho’s Red Cross will receive 81,160 USD.

The aid package will also be distributed to a project to build Cau Doi and Rach Lau bridges in Tra Vinh province’s Duyen Hai district and another building rural roads and Na Tung canal-cross bridge in Ke Sach district, Soc Trang province.-VNA