|Vice Chairman of Nghe An People’s Committee Le Ngoc Hoa (Source: nongnghiep.vn)
According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Ngoc Hoa, there are seven Japanese-funded projects totalling 72.7 million USD in Nghe An.
Furthermore, the province is implementing 44 projects using Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) with a total investment of 6.26 trillion VND (269.5 million USD).
Apart from calling for Japanese investments, Nghe An has expanded cooperation with Japanese partners in education and training, tourism, and culture. In the field of education and training, the locality selects and sends students to study at Japanese universities (471 students in 2017 and 460 in 2018). The Vinh University has cooperated with Japan’s JINNO Academy to open a Japanese language centre.
In 2015, Nghe An set up friendly relations with Gifu prefecture and is about to twin with Kochi prefecture, while its Vinh city began cooperation with Ibaraki prefecture’s Kasumigaura city, and is preparing to establish ties with Shizuoka prefecture’s Fukuroi city.