The project, a cooperation programme between JICA and the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, aims to enhance surveillance and control capacity for animal diseases amongst the six Southeast Asian countries.
Hoang Van Nam, Vice Director of the Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the project has brought in practical results as the diagnosis capacity of relevant veterinary agencies and workers were improved remarkably.
In 1995, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established a presence in Vietnam. In October 2008, JICA merged with the ODA Division of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and assumed responsibility for implementing Japan’s ODA-funded projects in all three forms of cooperation: technical cooperation, non-refundable aid and ODA, or official development assistance. Currently, JICA is carrying out more than 100 projects in Vietnam, mainly focused on transport infrastructure, urban development, health, education, environmental protection and climate change. Driving force for economic developmentMr Fumihiko Okiura, Deputy Chief Representative of JICA in Vietnam, said Vietnam and Japan have had a…... [read more]
Some 40 ASEAN agricultural officials andrepresentatives of international organisations are gathering inVientiane, Laos to exchange information and experiences in theimplementation of prevention and control policies against trans-borderdiseases in livestock and poultry. The 18 th ASEAN sectoral working group meeting on livestock, takingplace from May 5-7, is expected to play an important role instrengthening the coordination among ASEAN countries in controllinglivestock diseases and improve livestock farming conditions in theregion.The meeting will help improve the quality and safety of cattle andpoultry trading activities, said Bounkhouang Khambounheuang, DirectorGeneral of the Livestock and Fisheries Department under Laos ’Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.He said the…... [read more]
Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien tells local authorities about the need to reform the health system to provide better healthcare (Photo: VNA)HCM City (VNA) - Almost half thecountry’s provinces have set up a centre for disease control by merging theircentres for preventive health, prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria and others, andthe Ministry of Health wants the rest to follow suit.At a recent workshop held in HCM City to discussrestructure of local healthcare systems, Pham Van Tac, head of the ministry’sstaff arrangement department, said each province had five, and even nine insome cases, different agencies for disease prevention.Merging them into…... [read more]
Localities asked to allocate funds for foot and mouth disease control. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the People’s Committees of cities and provinces nationwide to allocate funds for the early implementation of a national programme to control foot and mouth disease. The ministry also assigned its municipal and provincial departments of agriculture and rural development to draw up detailed plans for the implementation of the programme at districts and communes and estimate the number of cattle and animals in their localities that require vaccination this year. According to the national foot and…... [read more]
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has issued rules on the establishment and operation of Steering Committees for Animal-Borne Epidemics Control and Prevention from central to grass-roots levels. Accordingly, when an animal-borne epidemic is announced under Article 26 or Article 34 of the Law on Veterinary Medicine, the Prime Minister or Chairpersons of People’s Committees at all levels have the responsibility to set up Steering Committees for Animal-Borne Epidemics Control and Prevention at corresponding levels. The national committee will be led by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, while a Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural…... [read more]
“When Vietnam joins EVFTA, animal husbandry is forecast as a sector under serious competition, especially pig raising”. It was confirmed by Dr Doan Xuan Truc, Vice Chair and Secretary General of Vietnam Animal Husbandry Association at seminar “Impact of Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement to Vietnamese businesses” organised by recently in Hanoi by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Built-in opportunity Like other sectors, joining EVFTA of new generation, animal husbandry can access new technology and advanced management of EU with modern industrialized animal husbandry. It can also attract new investors with high technology and sustainable value chain together with processing…... [read more]
Illustration image (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam improve management capacity of the two hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City. A document on the implementation of the project was signed in Hanoi on August 26 by Dr. Nguyen Truong Son, Director of the Cho Ray Hospital and Yasuo Fujita, Chief Representative of JICA in Vietnam.The project is expected to increase the supply of health care services of Cho Ray Hospital and Cho Ray Vietnam-Japan Friendship Hospital, which is being constructed by Japan’s official development assistance.The two hospitals are expected to meet the targets –…... [read more]
This second loan for thefiscal year 2010 will be used for the building of Ho Chi Minh - LongThanh - Dau Giay segment and the Da Nang - Quang Ngai segment, part ofthe North-South expressway. They are expected tohelp boost the development of two economic zones in the southeast andsouth central regions once they open to traffic. This year marks 19 consecutive years that the Japanese government, asVietnam’s largest bilateral donor, has provided official developmentassistance to the country./.... [read more]
Jeremey Douglas , RegionalRepresentative of the UNODC Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, made the pledge at a reception held by Deputy Prime Minister NguyenXuan Phuc in Hanoi on August 15. At the reception, Douglasapplauded Vietnam’s anti-drug and crime prevention achievements,speaking highly of the nation’s collaborative efforts with the officeand regional countries. He said UNODC and Vietnam’s Ministry ofPlanning and Investment have inked the national programme ondrug and crime prevention for the 2012-2017 period. Theprogramme will aid the country in approving international conventionsand protocols supervised by UNODC and accelerate the country’s approvalof relevant articles in Vietnam’s law system. Deputy…... [read more]
Illustrative photo (Source:Internet)Hanoi (VNA) - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank (WB) has recently approved more than 500 million USD in support for improvements to road and bridge connections as well as flood control and sanitation conditions in Vietnam.A 385-million USD results-based operation called Local Bridge Construction and Road Asset Management will enhance road access and lower road users’ transport costs in participating provinces.The project will provide 245.5 million USD for the reconstruction or construction of 2,174 small bridges to isolated and impoverished communities in 50 provinces across Vietnam along with 4.5 million USD in technical assistance…... [read more]