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

Wednesday, 2014-12-10 11:21:31
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Japanese Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Satoshi Nakajima (right) signs an agreement with leader of Tay Duc district in Dak Nong province. (Image credit: Nhan Dan)
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NDO – The Japanese government has pledged to provide non-refundable aid for the implementation of seven projects in the Central Highlands and southern provinces.

Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City Satoshi Nakajima signed agreements with representatives of the local governments in Ho Chi Minh on Tuesday, granting Dak Nong, An Giang, Kien Giang, Long An and Can Tho a total of nearly US$650,000 to implement seven projects in the fields of healthcare, education and transportation.

The seven projects are under the Japanese government-funded Grant Assistance for Grass roots and Human Security Projects (GGP).

Funding will be allocated to build five classrooms at the Hoa My Primary School in Dak Nong province’s Tuy Duc district, six classrooms for Vinh Hoa Hung Nam 2 Primary School in Kien Giang’s Go Quao district, and 12 bridges in Can Tho city’s Co Do, Phong Dien and Thoi Lai districts.

The agreements will aid medical equipment for the An Phu General Hospital in An Giang province, An Minh General Hospital in Kien Giang province, and Long An province’s Vinh Hung district clinic.

Since 1995, Japan has signed grant contracts for 140 projects in 26 southern provinces worth a total of more than US$11 million, covering education, healthcare, agriculture, and rural infrastructure.

Earlier on November 12, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada signed agreements to grant non-refundable aid of over US$500,000 to five education and healthcare projects in Thai Nguyen, Hung Yen and Hai Duong provinces in the north.