Japan provides non-refundable aid for social projects in Vietnam hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– The Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City signed on March 10 an agreement on providing non-refundable aid worth 344,489 USD for Vietnam. 

The agreement is part of the the Japanese Government’s non-refundable aid programme for Vietnamese localities. 

The provinces benefiting from the newly-signed agreement are HCM City, Central Highlands Dak Lak province, south central coastal Ninh Thuan province and, southern Tra Vinh province.

Accordingly, the aid will be used to build kindergartens, water supply systems, buy medical equipment for hospitals, and products for the hearing impaired.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Japanese Consul General Kawaue Junichi underlined the growing friendship between Vietnam and Japan. Japan is the biggest provider of aid for Vietnam,
particularly for socio-economic, cultural, education and transport fields.

He expressed his hope that the aid will be effectively used to benefit local residents.

Y Suon Bya, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Krong Pac district, Dak Lak, pledged that local authorities will ensure effective management, use and maintenance of the works.

From 1995 to early 2016, the local-level non-refundable aid programme of the Japanese Government supported 169 projects in 26 southern provinces and cities in Vietnam through grants worth over 13.5 million USD. The aid goes mostly to education, health, agriculture and rural infrastructure. - VNA