Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Oct. 20 spoke highly of the assistance given to Vietnam by the Republic of Korea (RoK) and urged the country to provide capital for infrastructure projects in Vietnam.

While receiving Kim Dong-soo, President of RoK's Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) and CEO of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank), PM Dung said that both bodies of the RoK are playing an important role in boosting cooperation between the two countries.

The PM called on the RoK to early consider providing loans for the development of infrastructure in Vietnam, including highway routes from Hanoi to Hai Phong province and to Ho Chi Minh City; a railway system from Ho Chi Minh City to Khanh Hoa province and to Can Tho province; and a road segment in Mekong Delta Kien Giang province.

Kim Dong-soo pledged to encourage RoK entrepreneurs to actively invest in projects in Vietnam in a bid to deepen bilateral cooperation.

He also informed the PM of his bank’s plan to sign with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) an agreement to provide a 50-million-USD loan for the import of RoK equipment.

As EDCF President, Kim Dong-soo pledged the highest financial support to Vietnam within the fund’s capacity./.