A representative from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has said his agency will accelerate the process of Japanese ODA-funded projects in Vietnam .

According to Tsuno Motonori, JICA Chief Representative in Vietnam , JICA will sign loan agreements for projects to build a new terminal of the Noi Bai International Airport and the Noi Bai-Nhat Tan Expressway next month.

For the North-South Expressway, following the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay section, which started in 2009, JICA will consider providing loans for the Da Nang-Quang Ngai section.

For the Lach Huyen Port project, which is expected to use ODA loans from Japan to build its infrastructure, Motonori said apart from State budget and ODA, the project should be implemented on public-private partnership basis.

The JICA representative said in the coming time, the agency will also speed up the implementation of on-going projects in two big cities, namely Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City .

One of JICA’s important tasks this year is to support Hanoi ’s urban development as the capital city marks its 1,000 th birthday in October, he said, adding that the agency will speed up the tempo of such projects as Nhat Tan Bridge , the remaining approaching road of Thanh Tri Bridge and belt road No. 3.

In addition, work on the second phase of the Water Environment Improvement Project and the Hanoi Urban Railway project - Route No. 1 (from Gia Lam to Giap Bat) and Route No. 2 (from South Thang Long to Tran Hung Dao) will also be accelerated./.