Japan funds school construction projects in Danang
  • | VNS | March 11, 2024 04:00 PM

The Japanese Embassy in Vietnam has funded construction of school classrooms in Phú Túc Commune and a kindergarten in Hòa Phú Commune of the central city’s Hòa Vang District through the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).

A signing ceremony of the Japanese Government funded Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project. The fund will help build school and kindergarten projects in Danang City's Hòa Vang District. — Photo courtesy of Danang City's Foreign Affairs Department

The construction of school items in Danang City, one of eight projects funded by the GGP in Vietnam, will be funded with VNĐ1.36 billion (US$58,000) toward providing safe and fully-equipped classrooms for children in the two communes – home of the ethnic Cơ Tu Community – in the suburban and upstream area of Danang.

The school buildings will also provide a safe shelter facility for local communities in flood and storm season.

The city’s foreign affairs department said it’s the third project with funding from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, after the construction of a kitchen in the boarding Ngô Gia Tự primary school in 2019, and medical equipment donation for Danang General Hospital.

Danang and Japan’s comprehensive relationship has been promoting through annual cultural exchanges among cities in the past decades.

Four prefectures from Japan, including Kisarazu, Kawasaki, Sakai and Yokohama, have inked friendship and co-operation agreements with Danang, and the annual Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Day has been organised in Danang since 2014.

Nine cities in Japan, including Fukuoka, Yokohama, Maebashi, Chiba, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Tottori and Nagasaki, and 82 Japanese businesses have inked co-operation deals with Danang City’s Đông Á University for human resources training and employment from central Vietnam.

More than 300 students from the Đông Á private university have been employed by Japanese companies for working and studying in Japan since 2017.

Japan promoted its Consular Office in Danang City to a General Consulate just a year after it was founded in 2020.

A tree planting event marking the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (September 21, 1973 - 2023) was held by the central city’s union of friendship organisations and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Danang City (JCCID) in Danang last year.

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