Ha Giang, WB sign strategic cooperation framework for 2020-2025

Tuesday, 2020-05-26 11:31:03
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WB Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione (centre) visits Ha Giang (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA –The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang signed a strategic cooperation framework for the 2020 – 2025 period with the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam on May 25.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son said that Ha Giang has launched nine projects funded by the WB between 2011 and 2020, at a total cost of over VND 1.99 trillion (US$ 86.5 million) , four of which have been put into use and the remaining are underway.

Under the new framework, the WB in Vietnam will partner with the Ha Giang authorities to develop green and sustainable tourism, transport infrastructure, and health care, as well as offering water supply to residents at the Dong Van karst plateau geopark.

WB Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione suggested that the province issue practical solutions to implement projects in key infrastructure, transport, clean water supply, environment hygiene, energy, start-ups and business.

He hoped that Ha Giang, as a poor province, will pool public consensus and involvement in building transport infrastructure. developing tourism and agriculture, and improving local livelihoods. He also pledged that the WB will stand side by side with the province during its development.

For his part, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Dang Quoc Khanh said the signing will lift bilateral ties to a strategic level during 2020-2025.

Earlier, Dione took a fact-finding trip to four local districts to learn more about their situations.