Gearing up for urban development project in northern provinces

Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai on June 25 presided over a meeting in Hanoi of representatives from ministries, departments, localities and the World Bank (WB) to discuss the launch of an urban development project worth US$250 million.

The project will be carried out in the four northern mountain provinces of Dien Bien, Bac Kan, Cao Bang and Thai Nguyen during the 2012-2014 period.

At the meeting, the WB Country Director for Vietnam Victoria Kwakwa shared her views on the mode of deploying the project in an effective way. 

Deputy PM Hai highly appreciated the WB’s assistance to the development process in the country, especially in the urban infrastructure construction and upgrading of the Mekong Delta region.

He said the urban development project will help the four northern mountain provinces keep pace with other localities in the country.

Hai asked the WB to further support Vietnam in carrying out the project more quickly and effectively as it suggested.