Ha Noi leader receives Chief Representative of JICA VN Office


VGP -  Chairman  of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on June 23 received the new Chief Representative of JICA Viet Nam Office, Shimizu Akira.

Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) and new Chief Representative of JICA Viet Nam Office, Shimizu Akira

At the reception, Mr. Shimizu Akira affirmed that Japan wants to support the socio-economic development in Viet Nam, including Ha Noi.

The government of Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Viet Nam have attached importance to enhancing the bilateral ties, he said, adding that he will make efforts to contribute to the joint mission.

Notably, Mr. Shimizu Akira highly appreciated Ha Noi’s efforts in containing the novel coronavirus, especially in facilitating JICA projects during the month-long social distancing period. That makes the agency’s projects run smoothly unlike those in other countries.

The chief representative said JICA projects in Ha Noi will meet the construction deadlines.

In turn, Chairman Chung of the Ha Noi People’s Committee has said that the municipal government will make efforts to facilitate projects assisted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Ha Noi’s mayor said Viet Nam and Ha Noi in particular highly appreciate Japan’s support over the past years that significantly helps Ha Noi develop and improve its people’s lives.

JICA itself has contributed a great part to the city’s development through traffic, environment, and human resources projects.

Mr. Chung spoke highly of the JICA’s role in implementing Japan-funded projects and he believed that Mr. Shimizu Akira, with his experience in Viet Nam in the first term would fulfill his mission in this term, greatly contributing to the Viet Nam-Japan relations and the relations between two countries.

By Vien Nhu