Vietnam Keen on Japanese ODA for Priority Sectors, Says Deputy PM

Tuan Minh

20:40 23/09/2017

BizLIVE - Relations between Vietnam and Japan are at the peak since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1973, and the Japan has remained the largest ODA donor for Vietnam.

Vietnam Keen on Japanese ODA for Priority Sectors, Says Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Shinya Ejima, senior vice president at JICA in Hanoi on September 21. Photo: Hai Minh/VGP

Vietnam expects Japan to continue providing official development assistance (ODA) for highly-demanded sectors to help Vietnam advance its economy, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said, pledging effective usage of those loans.
Minh made the statement at a reception for Shinya Ejima, senior vice president at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in Hanoi earlier this week.
The deputy prime minister highlighted the priority sectors such as infrastructure development, industries agreed by both countries, hi-tech agriculture and response to climate change, as well as governance enhancement.
He stressed that Japanese ODA has greatly contributed to Vietnam’s multifaceted development over the past 25 years, particularly infrastructure construction.
Japan has provided Vietnam with a total of $27 billion in ODA so far, with 71% of the sum being disbursed. This makes the Northeast Asian country the largest ODA donor for Vietnam.
In response, Shinya Ejima noted that JICA is actively taking actions to support Vietnam amid thriving Japan-Vietnam relations, with a focus on three fields namely infrastructure, environment and response to climate change, and government governance.
Relations between Vietnam and Japan are at the best levels since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1973. The two sides upgraded their relationship to strategic partnership in 2009.

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