Japan to Help Maintain Vietnam's National Road System

Japan is providing 345 million yen ($4.3 million) to help improve the capacity of the Vietnamese government to maintain the country’s road and other transportation infrastructure.

Under an agreement signed by Japan and Vietnam, the Japan International Cooperation Agency will help the Directorate of Roads for Vietnam, or DRVN, establish an information system to manage the country’s national road system, which covers some 16,758 kilometers.

DRVN officials will also be trained on road maintenance skills and technology use, according to Viet Nam News.

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