Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung says Viet Nam always hopes for more effective and practical cooperation with the World Bank (WB), especially in infrastructure construction and human resource training.
This filed photo shows PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) shook hands with World Bank Country Director Ajay Chhibber last year
Prime Minister Dung spoke of the aspirations at a reception for WB Country Director Ajay Chhibber in Ha Noi on May 7 to mark the end of his term of office in Viet Nam .
The PM praised the WB official’s contributions, which helped strengthen ties between Viet Nam and the bank, particularly in infrastructure investment, energy, poverty reduction and policy consultancy.
PM Dung said he hoped WB would continue giving preferential loans to Viet Nam for development, as well as consultancy on macroeconomic policy.
PM Dung proposed the two sides coordinate to organise a donors’ meeting in June and carry out assistance programs for the 2009-2010 fiscal year and infrastructure investment projects.
Ajay Chhibber said he would continue to help Viet Nam and make preparations for the donors’ meeting and spoke of his experience coordinating with relevant Vietnamese agencies to build four large universities, the Da Nang-Quang Ngai highway and two energy projects.
Ajay Chhibber said the adjustment of the growth rate by the Vietnamese government was necessary in the context of the world economy and added that he would support Viet Nam in infrastructure investment and policy consultancy.