On September 20, 2022, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Duy Lam received and worked with a high-ranking Japanese delegation including Mr. Izumi Hiroto, former Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan; Ishizaka Satoshi, Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Yamada Takio, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam and Japanese businesses in the field of construction and infrastructure development.
Welcoming the delegation to visit and work with the Ministry of Transport, Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Lam expressed his pleasure about the development of Vietnam – Japan relations in political, economic and cultural cooperation. In particular, in the trade sector, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, two-way trade turnover in 2021 still reached 42.7 billion USD, up 7.8% compared to 2020.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Lam emphasized that, in the field of infrastructure, Japan has always been the leading ODA donor to Vietnam. Transport infrastructure projects funded by Japan through JICA are all major projects, actively contributing to socio-economic development and are of great significance to help change the traffic appearance and image. Vietnam in the eyes of international friends.
Thanks to the Deputy Minister for taking the time to receive the delegation, Mr. Izumi Hiroto, former Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan, shared the achievements that Japan has achieved in many cities in urban development, thereby contributing to the development of the city. economy. Japan hopes that these cities will be models that Vietnam can refer to.
“Since 2013, Japan has a policy of introducing infrastructure development technology to the world. Besides, Japan is also very interested in environmental issues, especially in reducing CO2 and emissions into the environment. Therefore, Japan is looking forward to exchanging experiences with Vietnam so that it can realize the goal of bringing the net emission reduction to zero”, said Mr. promote cooperation in the development of transport infrastructure.
Also at the meeting, Japanese businesses shared their practical experiences and expressed their desire to cooperate with Vietnam in highway development, design and construction of urban airport and railway projects. urban, high-speed rail…
Affirming that Vietnam always welcomes Japanese businesses, Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Lam hopes that he will continue to receive close cooperation and support from the Japanese Government and the Japanese business community. The goal is that by 2023, major projects will be implemented with cooperation between the two countries, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan (September 21, 1973 – September 21. 2023).
Ky Nam – Traffic newspaper