Vietnamese Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung and Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ohta signed a minutes on urban building and development cooperation during their talks in Hanoi on January 3.

Appreciating Japan’s provision of its official development assistance (ODA) to develop infrastructure in Vietnam, Minister Dung said the cooperative ties between the two ministries have been expanded in various realms such as investment management, construction activities, urban planning and development, infrastructure, and capacity enhancement.

They shared experience in technological building, quality management of construction projects, as well as urban and human resources development.

The Japanese side sent experts to support Vietnam in building mechanism and policy in the field.

It is noteworthy that the two ministers signed a general cooperation minutes at a meeting of the sixth Vietnam-Japan cooperation joint committee in the construction sector.

The minutes focuses on building legal framework at the national scale; building and implementing policies related to the construction sector; and expediting ecological urban projects in Vietnam.

It also covers building drainage and sewage treatment systems; developing human resources; managing labour contract; developing housing and real estate market; and studying technology for urban planning and development.-VNA