Hau Giang makes efforts to roll out WB-funded project

Vi Thanh city in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will make efforts to ensure the progress of the Vietnam - Scaling-Up Urban Upgrading Project: Resettlement plan for Vi Thanh city, heard a meeting on September 13.

Representatives from the World Bank (WB) held a working session with the People’s Committee of Vi Thanh city to review the implementation of the project on the day.

Hoang Thi Hoa, senior urban development specialist who is also head of the project, pointed out roadblocks to the project, especially in the context of COVID-19 spread.

Over the past three years, the project’s steering and managing boards have shown their professionalism in management and made thorough preparations for the mid-term review which has reflected the progress of each item, she said.

Nguyen Viet Dung, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the project has met aspirations of local residents and matched the city’s socio-economic development plan.

The first phase of the six-year project, starting from 2018, has been completed, and the second phase is underway.

The project has total investment capital of 36 million USD (830 million VND), of which 570 billion VND comes from the WB.

The development objective of the Scaling-Up Urban Upgrading Project for Vietnam is to improve access to infrastructure in priority city areas and improve urban planning in the participating cities.

Source: Vietnam News Agency