The governments of Vietnam and France signed the second financial protocol on a project to purchase equipment for the Can Tho General Hospital in the Mekong Delta, at a ceremony in Hanoi on January 15.

Signatories to the protocol were Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier.

Through the two protocols, with the first one signed in September 25 last year during the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s official visit to France, the French government provided 19.5 million EUR to the project with the aim of turning the 500-bed Can Tho hospital into a health care model of the Mekong Delta.

Minister Vinh said the project contributes to strengthening the cooperative ties between the two countries in the field of health care.-VNA