CMSC Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phu Ha receives JICA delegation
CMSC On the afternoon of June 28, Nguyen Thi Phu Ha, Deputy Chairwoman of the Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) had a meeting with the delegation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) led by Takahashi Junko, Senior Representative at the JICA Vietnam Office.
Representatives of the Department of Technology and Infrastructure under the CMSC and the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) also attended the meeting. This is the second meeting between the CMSC and JICA since the commission officially came into operation.
|Takahashi Junko, Senior Representative at the JICA Vietnam Office
At the meeting, the JICA expressed its interest in the financial plan of three VEC projects and concerned with problems in the implementation process. Takahashi Junko said that to gain access to capital sources, VEC projects need to be approved by Vietnam’s National Assembly. She also knew that Vietnam’s ministries, departments and agencies are active in finalizing documents to report to the National Assembly. She hoped the CMSC would share more information on the issue.
|CMSC Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phu Ha
Answering to questions from the JICA, CMSC Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phu Ha said JICA’s concerns are outside the scope of CMSC’s authority. She said that on November 12, 2018, the National Assembly issued Resolution 71/2018/QH14 on adjustments to the medium-term public investment plan for the 2016-2020 period. Under the resolution, foreign capital will not be allocated yet to the VEC.
According to Nguyen Thi Phu Ha, this is a matter of great interest to the prime minister, the deputy prime ministers, and relevant ministries, departments and agencies. Because of some specific difficulties of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the contents will continue to be clarified.
In the spirit of openness and frankness, the JICA delegation reached an agreement to continue promoting close cooperation in the coming time in order to deploy specific works related to projects under CMSC’s authority and those using support capital sources from the JICA.