(VOVworld) -Japan will provide US$3.3 million in non-refundable aid for Vietnam within the framework of the Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) project until 2017.
A diplomatic agreement was signed between Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam, Tanizaki Yasuaki, and Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training, Pham Vu Luan, in Hanoi on Thursday. Accordingly, Vietnam will send 30 students to Japan in the next two years and enrolment for the scholarships will start this August. Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan said: “The Vietnamese government speaks highly of this cooperative program of human resource training. Those who have been sent to Japan under this program are experts in various fields that Vietnam is really in need of. We hope that the project will be further expanded to help Vietnam achieve more high-qualified personnel.”
The project started in 2000, with a focus on young Vietnamese students who are expected to hold key positions in a variety of professions after completing their training courses in Japan. So far, more than 360 Vietnamese cadres have received master degree scholarships from Japan.