Japanese Aid Projects Contributes to Ca Mau's Socio-Economic Development
|The delegation of the Japanese Consulate General had a working trip to the southernmost province of Ca Mau. Photo: VNT|
The Union of Friendship Organizations of Ca Mau province has coordinated with related sectors welcome the Japanese Consulate General's delegation in Ho Chi Minh City to survey and officially hand over the implemented projects in Ca Mau.
The delegation inspected four rural bridges in the districts of Dam Doi, Cai Nuoc, and ones in Ca Mau city, completed in 2017, with a total funding value of nearly VND 1.7 billion (USD 74.000).
|The delegation comes to survey Bau Thuy bridge which was completed and put into use from 2017. Photo: VNT|
Through the survey, bridge projects have contributed to creating favorable conditions for local transportion and trade activities, shortening time and travel costs. Local authorities also pay attention to the annual maintenance and maintenance, so the quality of the current bridges is still in good use.
For projects completed in 2021 such as new classroom for Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School, Zone B, Hoa Tan commune, Ca Mau city will be put into use in the school year 2021-2022; especially the project providing medical equipment for Ca Mau Eye - Dermatology Hospital, brought positive effects.
Accordingly, new classroom was built for Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School, Zone B, Hoa Tan Commune, Ca Mau City with a total sponsorship value of more than VND 1.29 billion (USD 56.100) and medical equipment worth more than VND 1.4 billion (USD 60.900) for Ca Mau Eye - Dermatology Hospital.
|Delegates attend the handover ceremony of the medical equipment project to Ca Mau Eye - Dermatology Hospital. Photo: VNT|
Doctor Ngo Thanh Tan, deputy director of the hospital said that since receiving the sponsored equipment in May 2021, every day the hospital has examined and treated about 150 patients or more, coming from in and out the province.
Equipment sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan improved the quality of eye examination and treatment; helping the poor, remote areas of the province who can not go to higher level faculties, still have access to modern techniques in cataract surgery by Phaco method, gradually reducing the rate of blindness due to cataracts vitreous and other eye diseases.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of the medical equipment project to Ca Mau Eye - Dermatology Hospital, Doi Mariko, representative of Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh city expressed her delight when hearing the projects' positive influence.
In the near future, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, she expressed her confidence in the bilateral friendship and cooperative relationship, the two peoples will become closer and closer through various programs and projects.
At the same time, Mariko hopes that the relevant units and localities will continue to pay attention to the maintenance of the works and projects for effective, long-term use and good service to the people.
|At the official handover ceremony of a new classroom for Nguyen Binh Khiem Primary School, Zone B, Hoa Tan commune, Ca Mau city. Photo: VNT|
The delegation then came to visit the Inclusive Education Development Support Center, Mental Health Centre, Cai Nuoc District General Hospital and Thoi Binh District General Hospital where are waiting for approval for new teaching equipment for children with disabilities, sanitation facilities and medical equipment.
These are pressing projects, in the criteria for considering funding through the Japanese Government's grant programs and projects. After the survey, the delegation said that it would soon review and announce the funding results in November 2022.
According to statistics of the Ca Mau Union from 1998 to 2021, in addition to the post-fire forest restoration project sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City has approved 11 grant programs and projects for Ca Mau, building schools, rural bridges and providing medical equipment with a total funding of VND 18.6 billion (over USD 809,500).
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