Japan will provide 350 million JPY in non-refundable aid to help Vietnam improve its capacity and monitoring system for agricultural products and seafood safety.

An agreement to this effect was signed recently by representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Under the project, which will be carried out from 2011-2014, Japan will transfer monitoring technology, improve inspection system and enhance capacity for staff involved in the project in Vietnam and in Japan./.