Deputy PM praises WB support in water, environment projects

10:19 | 16/11/2016 Cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung spoke highly of the role and support of the World Bank and its country director in Vietnam to the implementation of a number of water and environmental projects and programs in the country.

Deputy PM praises WB support in water, environment projects

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) receives World Bank Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione (Photo: VGP)

He had a meeting with World Bank Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione in Hanoi on November 11.

Dung noted that over the past years, the cooperation between Vietnam and the lender has been growing, especially in infrastructure development, transport, urban expansion and climate change response.

The WB has introduced many new models for mobilising social resources, such as the public-private partnership, as well as in conducting programmes and projects suitable to Vietnam ’s conditions, especially in climate change response.

He spoke highly of the WB’s efforts in building the Vietnam Report 2035, which, he said, perfectly matched Vietnam’s viewpoints, orientations and targets that were determined during the 12th National Party Congress.

The Deputy PM suggested in the coming time, the WB should continue focusing on providing resources for Vietnam to help the country realise development blueprints, especially in infrastructure investment.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government will apply effective measures to supervise and manage the use of loans from the WB as well as the international community in general, ensuring the efficiency of the WB-funded projects.

For his part, Dione pledged to work hard for a stronger partnership between the bank and Vietnam, which, he described, is based on mutual trust.

He also expressed his hope to receive Deputy PM Dung’s support for opinion exchanges to enhance the quality of the WB’s reports and policy consultations./.

 

Source: VNA/NDO

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