Vietnamese agencies’ capacity in project appraisal has been improved markedly thanks to a cooperation progamme with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The evaluation was made at a seminar held in Hanoi on July 14 on strengthening capacity in project appraisal to boost economic development.

At the seminar, experts analysed the efficiency of the projects to build Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and the project to build the 300MW Dai Ninh hydro-power plant in the central province of Binh Thuan .

The Tan Son Nhat airport project was ranked “A”, the highest in JICA’s ranking.

Participants at the seminar were reported that under the cooperation programme between the Ministry of Planning and Investment and JICA, 11 projects of importance to socio-economic development in Vietnam were evaluated, contributing to increasing the activeness in project management, raising the Vietnamese side’s mastery in each project and winning trust from ODA donor community./.