Japan provides financial support for agriculture, education projects in Southern localities
VGP – Japan will provide US$310,000 to agriculture and education development projects in three Mekong delta provinces of Dong Thap, Kien Giang and Tra Vinh.
Japanese Consul General at Ho Chi Minh City Watanabe Nobuhiro signed the agreements to this effect on February 28.
The total funding include US$184,000 for development of organic agriculture in Dong Thap province and US$127,000 for promotion of inclusive education for children with disabilities in Kien Giang and Tra Vinh provinces.
Japan is currently the largest official development assistance (ODA) provider for Viet Nam with accumulative amount of JPY 2,578 billion (or US$23.76 billion).
Cooperation in human resource development and agriculture are among the key issues discussed in the talks between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio in Tokyo, Japan on November 24, 2021 on the occasion of the Vietnamese Government chief's official visit to Japan.
Both leaders reaffirmed to work closely to continue the effective implementation of the "Medium-to Long-Term Vision for Japan-Viet Nam Agricultural Cooperation", and to promote high quality agriculture cooperation, including investment attraction, and the transfer of technology and know-how in this field.