The Japanese Government will provide non-refundable aid worth 500,975 USD for five projects in Vietnam.

Contracts on the aid were signed in Hanoi on November 12.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada said the projects are expected to strengthen the relationship between two nations.

The five projects aim to develop two schools in Thai Nguyen and Hung Yen provinces, two medical centres in Hung Yen and Hai Duong provinces and one hospital in Hai Duong province.-VNA