||Asean Affairs 17 July 2013
PM asks for Japanese ODA focus
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) to focus its financial assistance on Viet Nam's prioritised areas such as high-quality human resources development, improving the market economy and for infrastructure development projects.
He delivered the message while receiving new JICA Chief Representative Mutsuya Mori in Ha Noi yesterday.
The increasingly strong flow of official development assistance (ODA) coming through JICA for infrastructure development projects in Viet Nam such as transportation, poverty reduction, human resources training and administrative reform had directly contributed to the country's development, he noted, affirming that Viet Nam had been using Japanese ODA in an effective manner and for the right purposes.
For his part, Mutsuya Mori spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government's macroeconomic policies and its efforts to curb inflation, showing his belief that Viet Nam, a strategic partner of Japan, would achieve greater success on the path of national construction.
He also confirmed that his government had always prioritised ODA for Viet Nam, particularly in projects to develop highly-skilled human resources and vocational training