Public security sector calls for international donors

(VOV) - By the end of 2013, the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) had implemented 29 official development assistance (ODA) projects worth US$156.7 million funded by donors from France, Austria, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The MoPS revealed the figure at a conference held in Hanoi on October 24 to encourage foreign investors to engage in the sector’s development projects.

ODA-funded projects and programmes have helped the public security sector modernise the firefighting and fire prevention, and search and rescue equipment, develop the medical system, civil registration management and ensure traffic safety.

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The MoPS needs an estimated US$3.8 billion from now to 2020 to implement its development strategy and plans. It expects to mobilise around US$200 million worth of ODA fund to acquire advanced equipment, facilities and technologies.

Lieutenant General Bui Xuan Son, Deputy Head of the MoPS’s General Department of Logistics and Technology said in the coming period, the ministry will make a needs assessment before proposing a plan for foreign investment attraction in line with international law.