Shiraishi Hideyuki, head of the Culture and Education Department at the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, said the aid aims to tighten the friendship between Japan and Can Tho in particular and Vietnam in general.

At the ceremony

According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thuc Hien, the aid package was worth 88,274 USD, with 75,716 USD in non-refundable aid, helping the college upgrade its facilities.

Nguyen Thi Huong, Vice Rector of the Can Tho College of Culture and Arts, said with the package, the school has bought 137 types of musical instrument, and other accessories, and thanked the Japanese Consulate General and government for the support.

President of Can Tho city’s Union of Friendship Organizations Le Thi Thanh Giang noted her hope that the Consulate General and the Consular General will help launch more programs and projects in culture and other fields.

The package forms part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese government. It is offered to developing countries with the aim to actively contribute to the world peace, stability and prosperity through both bilateral and multilateral channels.

Source: VNA