Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has proposed the World Bank (WB) increase assistance, both financially and technically, for Vietnam to help the country successfully implement its economic reform programme.

Deputy PM Nhan made the proposal while receiving Tunc Uyanik, Director of Global Financial Systems Practice and Manager of Financial and Private Sector Development Unit for East Asia and the Pacific at the WB in Hanoi on August 15.

He spoke highly of financial and technical assistance and policy consultations the bank has given to Vietnam over the past time.

The Deputy PM informed the guest that the Vietnamese Government has approved a project on innovations targeting people on low income financed by the WB. The project aims to call on organisations and businesses to apply new technology solutions to create low-cost products and services for low-income earners.

He also voiced his wish that the WB will pay more attention to the Nghi Son Economic Zone in the central province of Thanh Hoa and a poverty reduction project in six districts in the northern province of Ha Giang.
For his part, Tunc Uyanik said his bank will back Vietnam’s underway programmes and continue providing resources for the country to speed up the implementation of them.-VNA