Ho Chi Minh City will make its efforts to better the implementation of projects using official development assistance (ODA), funded by foreign countries and Japan in particular, to ensure their effectiveness.
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The Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, Le Thanh Hai, made the commitment at the July 9 talks with Yasuaki Tanizaki, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, in HCM City.
Hai spoke highly of Japanese ODA, which he said, has brought about a facelift for the country’s southern economic hub with a range of new infrastructure, notably the East - West avenue project (now Vo Van Kiet avenue) and metro No. 1 project, which will be launched in the coming time.
Hai said he hopes Japan will continue supporting the city during its process of implementing ODA projects.
Tanizaki said Japan is keen to enhance cooperation with Vietnam for the country’s industrialisation and modernisation, especially in building infrastructure.
The diplomat said he believes Japan will keep on providing ODA for Vietnam’s development.