Japan grants US$2 million for Vietnam
The Saigon Times Daily
HCMC - The Embassy of Japan in Vietnam has agreed to grant nearly US$2 million for 18 projects in Vietnam as part of the Japanese government’s a non-refundable aid program, VietnamPlus reports.
Umeda Kunio, ambassador of Japan to Vietnam, told the agreement signing ceremony held in Hanoi on Tuesday that although Vietnam’s economy and urbanization have been growing fast, many local residents lack access to proper education and healthcare.
The beneficiary projects involve fields such as health, education, agricultural production, healthcare for the elderly, and infrastructure, the ambassador said. He affirmed these projects will make great contributions to the sustainable development of Vietnam in the coming time.
Nguyen Ba Khuyen, chairman of Tan Son District in Phu Tho Province, said the province will coordinate with relevant agencies to implement a project improving primary educational in the district.
Khuyen expressed his hopes that the country will receive more aid from the Japanese side to deal with existing issues such as environmental pollution and climate change.