Japan will help southern Binh Duong province build an ODA-funded metro line connecting to the Suoi Tien-Ho Chi Minh City metro, which will help with the provincial socio-economic development, a Japanese high-ranking official has said.

Onuma, an official from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, made the commitment during a working session with Binh Duong’s authorities on February 27.

The Japanese official highly valued Binh Duong’s potential for urban and industry development, adding that his side’s investment policy designers are paying special attention to strategic projects mapped out by the province, especially those on urban and infrastructure development.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said cooperation and investment fuelled into his locality by Japanese firms in the past years were efficient.

The province is eager for cooperation with the Japanese side to carry out core infrastructure projects which are crucial to make the provincial Binh Duong city the first rated one as outlined in the plan to 2020 approved by the Government, Liem added.

Japan has so far installed 171 projects in Binh Duong with a total registered capital of over 3 billion USD, ranking second among 37 countries and territories having investment in the province.-VNA