Japan grants 1.38 million USD for nine projects in Vietnam hinh anh 1
At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Hanoi, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio said these projects involve a range of fields, including health care, education, transport and environment, and will be carried out in a variety of communities across the country.

They comprise a project on cluster bomb disposal in central Quang Binh province and a project to upgrade rehabilitation and vocational training equipment for Thai Binh province's Association for Agent Orange/dioxin Victims.

Projects on building schools, bridges, irrigation works and clean water supply stations in other provinces are also included in the package.

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Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)

According to the ambassador, the scale of each project of non-refundable aid at the grassroots level is not large, but the projects are designed to bring key benefits to the maximum amount of people in these communities.

A total of 724 Japanese-funded projects have been implemented since 1992 with a total amount of up to 64.5 million USD, he said.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Agent Orange/dioxin Victims (VAVA), thanked the Japanese Government for the assistance, saying it has brought practical benefits to many Agent Orange/dioxin victims and their descendants in recent years, he noted./. VNA