(MPI) - On March 19, 2020, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung received Mr. Tetsuo Konaka, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung presented the medal for the cause of Planning and Investment to JICA Chief Representative, Tetsuo Konaka
Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung said that the Government of Vietnam respected and thanked the Government of Japan for its supports. Japanese aid in general and JICA’s in particular have made significant contributions to Vietnam's socio-economic development over the past years, especially in infrastructure development. In the coming time, Vietnamese Government agencies and JICA will continue to strengthen the mutual cooperation and facilitate cooperation projects to promote their effectiveness.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is being assigned to study solutions to stimulate the economy to develop more strongly, especially, in the context that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be complicated, unpredictable, increasingly widespread, and likely to erupt in many countries and regions around the world and having great impacts on the global economy and those of many countries, Vietnam’s major partners. The Government of Vietnam is making efforts to quickly curb the Covid-19 pandemic and taking urgent measures to remove difficulties for production and business, and ensure social security to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung expressed his wish that the Japanese Government would continue to provide loans to Vietnam with better incentives than before. In the coming time, the two countries need to continue researching and finding new cooperation mechanisms and models.
At the meeting, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung presented the medal for the cause of Planning and Investment to JICA Chief Representative, Tetsuo Konaka, who has contributed to the construction and development process of the Sector. He also highly appreciated Mr. Tetsuo Konaka's contributions to strengthening Vietnam-Japan cooperation.
Speaking at the meeting, Chief Representative of JICA Tetsuo Konaka thanked the Minister for taking the time to welcome and expressed his joy when receiving the Medal of Planning and Investment. He further expressed his impression on the recent socio-economic development of Vietnam. In addition to ODA loans, Japan also provided support for small and medium enterprises in Vietnam.
Mr. Tetsuo Konaka hoped that in the coming time, Vietnam and Japan would continue to strengthen training activities to support businesses of the two countries and affirmed that, regardless of his working position, he would always try the best to make further contributions for the Vietnam-Japan cooperation relationship./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment