Japan will carry out more projects on rural transport, waste treatment, education and healthcare in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in the time ahead, a Japanese diplomat said.

Japanese Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Yoshinori Yakabe made the promise at a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung on March 20.

According to the official, Japan and the Can Tho University recently signed a cooperative project on waste treatment using microbial technology.

The Consulate General will also work to accelerate the establishment of twinning relations between Can Tho and Japan ’s Chiba prefecture in order to facilitate their cooperation in high-tech agriculture.

Dung, in turn, informed the Japanese official that a Japanese-funded project to build a medical facility for the homeless elderly and children has been put into operation, while another to build 12 bridges in rural areas, also with most of funding coming from by Japan, is scheduled to be complete this year.

The projects help improve local social welfare services and open up more economic development opportunities for the rural areas, he said.-VNA