Can Tho wishes for stronger cooperation with Japan in agriculture, health care

Update: 13:45 | 28/08/2017
Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong told Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio on August 25 that he wants Can Tho and Japan to foster cooperation in farm produce processing and health care.
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Can Tho Bridge, one of the most successful projects that marks the cooperation between Japan and Can Tho province. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Therefore, Chairman Thong suggested that Ambassador Umeda Kunio, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), help the city to build a centre for preserving and processing fruit using modern technology meeting international standards. The Can Tho leader also asked the diplomat to assist Can Tho in accessing Japanese ODA to improve its cardiovascular hospital with 200 beds at a cost of about 32 million USD.

Thong said that Can Tho city is a major agriculture hub of the Mekong Delta region, with high agricultural productivity and quality. However, he added that the prices of many local farm produces have yet to meet expectation. He also stated that the city is also facing many difficulties in exporting products to certain markets due to poor processing technologies.

For his part, Ambassador Umeda Kunio said that he finds Japanese-funded projects in Can Tho are operating effectively with right purposes and expectation. He noted that the proposal on cooperation in agricultural product processing and health care is in line with the two countries’ direction for cooperation and promised to encourage Japanese firms to invest in Can Tho, as well as introduce Japanese localities to the city for establishing twinning relations.

According to Can Tho Department of External Relations, as of July 2017, Can Tho had six Japanese-funded projects worth 12.05 million USD, mostly in automobile, paper, computer software and food.

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(Source: VNA)