15:16 | 25/11/2016 Economy- Society
Japan is keen on cooperating with Vietnam to develop the infrastructure system.
apan is expected to help Vietnam develop the railway system (Photo: VNA)
Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii made the remarks at separate working sessions with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung in Tokyo during his visit to Japan from November 15-16.
Minister Hiroshige Seko expressed his hope to strengthen coordination with Vietnam to build coal-fueled high-capacity thermal power factories and import liquefied natural gas.
Meanwhile, Minister Keiichi Ishii said Japan is willing to support Vietnam to implement the North – South high-speed railway project and hopes the Southeast Asian country will use Japanese technologies to carry out urban railway lines.
He revealed that Japanese businesses are very interested in and want to take part in the construction of Long Thanh international airport and Ben Thanh underground trade center in Ho Chi Minh City.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung proposed Japan offer more official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam in the fields of energy, climate change adaptation, support industry, and large-scale infrastructure building, especially for key national projects such as the North-South railway, and an expressway connecting Hanoi and the Lao capital city of Vientiane.
He also recommended the Japanese side assist Vietnam in training high-quality human resources, particularly in construction and transport, while sharing experience in management and operation of high-speed and urban railway systems.
During his stay in Japan, the Deputy PM visited the human resources training center of Tokyo Metro, the largest subway company in Japan.
Currently, the company is collaborating with Hanoi and HCM City to carry out urban railway projects using Japanese technologies.
It will open training courses for Vietnamese railway staff in the coming time./.