Japan, ADB, U.K. Pledge $3.7B in ODA for Vietnam Next Year

The Japanese government, the Asian Development Bank (ABD) and the U.K. committed a combined $3.7 billion in official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam next year, the Vietnam News Agency said. The figure was announced at the two-day Consultative Meeting (CG) Meeting 2009 which opened on December 3 in Hanoi, the agency said.  Of the sum, the ADB pledged $2 billion, Japan committed $1.6 billion and the U.K. the rest, the agency added.  The CG meeting attracted representatives from 34 countries and 10 international donors.
International donors are expected to pledge $6 billion in ODA for the Southeast Asian country next year at the 2009 CG meeting.