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Thua Thien- Hue (VNA) - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of healthcare was signed between the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and the Japanese city of Yokohama on July 26.

The signatories were the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs; the Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy; the Hue Medical College; and Yokohama’s Department of Medicine and Social Welfare.

Under the MoU, Thua Thien-Hue province will support the sending of workers and students from health-specialised and medical care universities and colleges and vocational training schools in the locality to Yokohama to pursue study, join training courses, and work in the field of healthcare.

Those coming to Yokohama will also be supported by the host city’s authorities. They will be trained within two years, then receiving certificates of welfare workers and long-term working visas in Yokohama.

Thua Thien-Hue and Yokohama hold friendship and cooperation in many spheres such as human resources training, science and technology transfer, and sustainable water management.

Notably, with the support of Yokohama authorities and the funding of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the two localities jointly implemented five cooperation projects, bringing practical benefits to the water supply industry of the Vietnamese’s locality. Many staff working in the water supply sector of Thua Thien-Hue have been trained in Japan. –VNA