Japan supports rural infrastructure development in Son La hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Son La (VNA) – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will invest in ten more rural infrastructure projects in the northern mountainous province of Son La, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cam Ngoc Minh.

As such, 200 billion VND (9 million USD) worth of loans from Japan’s official development assistance will be poured into seven irrigation, one transport and two electricity projects.

Son La is committed to creating favourable conditions for construction to begin on these projects in early 2016.

Earlier, JICA offered 10.4 million USD in non-refundable grants for a five-year project on sustainable natural resources management across five provinces – Son La, Hoa Binh, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Lam Dong.

The project works to contribute to relevant agencies’ effort to raise forest coverage to 47 percent by 2020.-VNA