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Some US$17 billion worth of official development assistance (ODA) loans pledged by six development banks have yet to be disbursed, heard attendees at a meeting held recently.

 

VN should carefully consider ODA loans: ministry

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has been advised to carefully consider whether to borrow from Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans in the future.

US$29.4 million to improve livelihoods in southern wetland

 VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Committee of the Dong Thap has approved a VND664 billion ($29.4 million) subproject to improve the drainage capacity and develop sustainable livelihoods for the Dong Thap Muoi wetland.  

Japan signs ODA deals with Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Japan will provide Vietnam with 166.124 billion yen (US$1.5 billion) in official development assistance (ODA) loans to support the latter’s implemention of three major projects.

Balancing the books

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam must work to improve collections and rein in overspending if it hopes to bridge its budget deficit.  

PM urges HCM City to tackle flooding

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on the HCM City administration to step up efforts to prevent the flooding that plagues several inner districts.

Japan’s ODA plays an important role

 VietNamNet Bridge – Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) chief representative in Vietnam Mutsuya Mori spoke with VIR’s Thanh Tung about how Japan’s official development assistance has benefited Vietnam.

HCM City reveals final metro routes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Preparations to build three metro lines in HCM City at a cost of nearly VND92 trillion (over US$4.2 billion) have been finalised,

Higher public debt ceiling likely

 VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh has underlined the possibility of lifting the public debt limit to have funding for development investments.

HCMC hotel room tariffs, occupancy decline

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hotels in HCMC, especially those in the four- and five-star segments, had a tough 2014 when they had to lower tariffs to attract guests and offset dropping room occupancy rates.

Better ODA control is a must

VietNamNet Bridge – Permanent member of the National Assembly's Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs, Bui Duc Thu, tells the Nhan Dan newspaper that the use of ODA has been marked by inefficiencies.

Transportation project delays cause serious consequences

VietNamNet Bridge – Transportation project delays are a major problem, Tran Huu Minh, a lecturer from the University of Transport and an expert in project evaluation,

Minister pledges more ODA investment for agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh has confirmed to Nong thon Ngay nay newspaper that the Government and donors will provide more official development assistance (ODA) loans to the agriculture sector.

PM to have direct dialogue with donors

VietNamNet Bridge – The Prime Minister will have a direct dialogue with international donors about development issues in Vietnam at the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2013 scheduled for Thursday in Hanoi.

Experts object to use of road fund for weigh stations

VietNamNet Bridge – The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has proposed using part of the newly established road maintenance fund to build 45 weigh stations but experts have objected to the idea,

Poor investment into Hanoi’s hi-tech park

 Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Hanoi has been operational for over a decade but it has only attracted 68 investment projects in that time and it is described as a ‘slow investment attraction’