The official development assistance (ODA) received by Vietnam from 1993 to 2012 amounts to 80 billion USD, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has reported.

The Red River Delta received the highest proportion of the aid, 10.42 billion USD. Meanwhile, the Central Highlands received the least, with 1.36 billion USD.

ODA has helped Vietnam rise from a low-income country to become one of the world’s lower-middle-income economies, the ministry said.

At present, Japan remains the largest bilateral investor in the country, while the World Bank tops multilateral investors.-VNA