Vietnam, Kuwait agree loans for medical equipment project in An Giang hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The Ministry of Finance and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed on March 11 in Ho Chi Minh City a loan agreement for a project to supply medical equipment to the Chau Doc General Hospital in An Giang.

The 11.55 million USD project will focus on developing a comprehensive and modern medical system and enhancing health care quality for the Mekong Delta province.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Deputy Finance Minister Truong Chi Trung said the Kuwait Fund has helped Vietnam implement its National Target Programme on Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction, and has contributed to improving the living conditions of local residents.

The Chau Doc General Hospotal serves more than 811,000 people, including local Khmer and Cham ethnic minorities as well as foreigners from neighbouring areas, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh.

According to Deputy Director-General of the Fund Hesham Al-Waqayan, the fund has to date provided Vietnam with 159.45 million USD in loans for 13 projects.

The projects are focused on small irrigation and traffic works in poor provinces. Of which, the Dau Tieng and Van Dinh irrigation projects and the Dac Ta-Ngoc Linh road have been put into operation.-VNA