Problems remain in the implementation of Hanoi’s middle-term public investment plan for the 2016-2020 period, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha said.
The Finance Ministry has asked for synchronous and drastic measures from the entire political system, ministries, agencies, and localities to step up the disbursement of public investment capital.
Ho Chi Minh City had disbursed nearly VND20.06 trillion (US$865.4 million) in public investment or 47.6% of the plan for the whole year as of the end of July, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
Ca Mau Province has presented a master plan to fight climate change impacts in the next decade that will cost an estimated VND19 trillion (US$820 million).
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam, empowered by the State President, presented the Friendship Medal to Seiji Hagiwara, Governor of Mimasaka city in Japan’s Okayama prefecture, in recognition of his contributions to the growth of the Vietnam-Japan friendship.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on June 29 urged Ho Chi Minh City to ask for the facilitation of the implementation of Metro Line No. 1 project in order to increase public disbursement for the locality.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh conducted a fact-finding tour on June 29 to the construction site of the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, one of the projects in HCM City using official development assistance (ODA).
VOV.VN - An array of solutions aimed at speeding up the disbursement of public investment capital sourced from foreign loans this year were discussed during an online conference on June 25 hosted by the Ministry of Finance in Hanoi.
Representatives of the People’s Committee of central Da Nang city and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conducting survey and data collection for the Lien Chieu Port development project, at a working session in the city on July 17.
VOV.VN - Vietnam desires to draw high-quality capital flows from Japan to give a boost to its economy especially following the recent approval of the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) by the Vietnamese National Assembly.
Ho Chi Minh City has committed to coordinating closely with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to effectively carry out projects using the Japanese Government’s ODA.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on June 4 received newly accredited Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio.
VOV.VN - There were no new ODA projects signed during March according to a report sent to the Government by the Ministry of Planning and Investment on socio-economic performance during the first quarter of the year.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented the Friendship Order to Japanese outgoing ambassador Umeda Kunio in Hanoi on March 25 in recognition of his contributions to the Vietnam - Japan extensive strategic partnership.
Vietnam should prioritize official development assistance (ODA) for its financial sector so that State-owned enterprises managing important projects can access affordable financing, according to an expert with the Asian Development Bank.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked Japan to help Vietnam with e-government building, while receiving Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi in Hanoi on January 9.
This year, Ho Chi Minh City will continue to restructure the economy, improve competitiveness and labour productivity, and meet the city’s State budget target as set by the Government.
VOV.VN - Japan is always a strategic partner of paramount importance to Vietnam, especially in economics, trade and investment, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a reception in Hanoi on January 6 for visiting Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu.
VOV.VN - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi is scheduled to embark on his trip to four Southeast Asian nations of Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia on January 5.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted separate receptions in Hanoi on December 19 for Vice President of the House of Councillors of Japan Ogawa Toshio and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services.