Japan grants nearly US$500,000 for five projects in northern Vietnam

Friday, 2014-12-26 17:14:53
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Pupils at Tan Kim Elementary School will be provided with six new classrooms from the aid package. (Image credit: Japanese Embassy in Vietnam)
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NDO – The Japanese government has pledged nearly US$500,000 in non-refundable aid for the implementation of five projects in the fields of healthcare and education in three localities in northern Vietnam.

>>> Japan provides US$650,000 in non-refundable aid

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, Hiroshi Fukada signed agreements with representatives of Hanoi, Thai Nguyen and Phu Tho on December 26.

Under the aid package, Japan is offering US$96,000 for upgrades to Birla Children's Village in Mai Dich ward, Hanoi’s Cau Giay district; US$98,000 for the construction of six classrooms for Tan Kim Elementary School in Tan Kim commune, Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province; and US$102,000 for a two-story building with six classrooms for Ban Nguyen Elementary School in Ban Nguyen commune, Phu Tho province’s Lam Thao district.

In addition, US$102,000 will be provided to expand Van Lung clinic in Van Lung commune, Phu Tho town, Phu Tho province, while US$98,000 will be allocated to upgrade Bao Linh clinic in Bao Linh commune, Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, ambassador Fukada said that this is a gift from Japanese people dedicated to disadvantaged children living in the Birla village, primary school students and local people in need of medical services. He said he believed that the projects will progress well to bring a better life for all.

Earlier on December 9, the Japanese government granted US$650,000 to implement seven projects in the fields of healthcare, education and transportation in the Central Highlands and southern provinces.