The Japanese Government will provide financial and technical assistance for the Can Tho University in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho to achieve its development goals.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada made the commitment during a meeting with leaders of the city on February 19.

He took note of the development of the university in the domains of training, science research and technology transfer, which serve the regional socio-economic development.

The ambassador affirmed that Japan will also offer help in improving administration skills for the university’s staff, as part of efforts to turn the university into one of the leading tertiary education establishments in Vietnam.

Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Can Tho city People’s Committee Le Hung Dung said the university is working on a plan envisioning the path for it to become an excellent university. He said the plan will contribute to affirming Can Tho’s important position in the Mekong Delta region as well as improving quality of human resources for the area.

He asked the Japanese side to pay more attention to projects on environmental protection and climate change response in provinces to the west of the Mekong Delta.

Can Tho authorities also pledged to offer the best possible conditions for Japanese investors to operate in the city.

The Japanese Ambassador promised to do his utmost to encourage Japanese businesses to come to Can Tho.-VNA