|WB Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione visits Ha Giang
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son said Ha Giang launched nine projects funded by the WB at a total cost of over VND1.99 trillion (US$86.5 million) during 2011-2020, four of them have been put into use and the remaining are underway.
Under the new framework, the WB in Vietnam will partner with the Ha Giang authorities to develop green and sustainable tourism, transport infrastructure and health care, as well as offer water supply to residents at Dong Van karst plateau geopark.
WB Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione suggested the province issue practical solutions to implement projects in key infrastructure, transport, clean water supply, environment hygiene, energy, start-ups and business.
He hoped that Ha Giang, as a poor province, will pool public consensus and involvement in building transport infrastructure. developing tourism and agriculture, and improving local livelihoods. He also pledged that the WB will stand side by side with the province during its development.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Dang Quoc Khanh, for his part, said the signing will lift bilateral ties to a strategic level during 2020-2025.
Earlier, Dione took a fact-finding trip to four local districts to learn more about their situation.