He asked for the WB’s support in resources, policy consultation and technical assistance in infrastructure, sustainable poverty reduction, health care, education-training and human resources training, as well as in response to climate change and rising sea levels.
The host expressed hope that the WB will continue to draw attention to the importance of effective and sustainable use of the Mekong River resources, especially waste.
The leader also spoke highly of the outcomes of WB President Jim Yong-kim’s visit to Vietnam last February and the joint work completed to build the ‘Vietnam 2035: Towards Prosperity, Creativity, Equity and Democracy’ report, covering specific recommendations for Vietnam’s development orientations.
Kwakwa, for her part, said the WB is working closely with Vietnamese ministries and agencies to effectively realise commitments reached during Jim’s visit and goals set in the Vietnam report.
The WB pledges to liaise with partners in seeking a suitable roadmap for Vietnam to achieve priority development goals and ensure the State budget’s sustainable solvency, she said.
Sharing sympathy with losses caused by ongoing severe drought and saline intrusion in the central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions, she said the WB is actively working with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities to mitigate the impacts of climate change and extreme weather phenomena over the short, mid and long terms.