The Japanese Government will provide Vietnam with an aid worth 343 million JPY to help the country develop its human resources in the 2012-2013 period.

The project was signed in Hanoi on July 25 by Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Charge D’affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam Hideo Suzuki.

The project will provide scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in Japan in law, public policy, business administration, economics, industry, IT and international relations.

Speaking at the ceremony, Luan said the Vietnamese Government highly valued the cooperation in human resources training between the two countries, adding that the signing showed the increasing cooperation in the field between the two countries.

Suzuki expressed his hope that Vietnam and Japan will continue to achieve successes in the similar cooperation programmes in the future.

Since 2000, as many as 333 Vietnamese students have benefited from those projects to study in Japan , with a total scholarship of 4.22 billion JPY.-VNA