The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide medial equipments for a hospital in Ninh Thuan province.

It will also help Ninh Thuan and its neighbouring province of Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa to build socio-economic development strategy for the southern area of the central region.

Related memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed in Ninh Thuan on April 1.

JICA will provides the Ninh Thuan General Hospital with medial equipments worth 670 million JPY in addition to helping the hospital improve quality of human resources through training programmes to better its services.

It will work with the mentioned provinces to build regional socio-economic development strategies and propose necessary measures to implement them.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the cooperation contributes to promoting strategic cooperation between Vietnam and Japan .

It represents the Japanese government’s support for the development of Ninh Thuan province and the southern region of the central coast region in general, he said.-VNA