NA Chairwoman meets WB Country Director
09:15 | 12/11/2019

VGP - National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 11 in Ha Noi received World Bank Country Director in Viet Nam Ousmane Dione.

National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives Country Director for the WB in Viet Nam Ousmane Dione, November 11, Ha Noi, 2019

At the reception, Chairwoman Ngan highly valued the outcomes of the recent conference to announce the WB’s study on factors impacting socio-economic development in ethnic minority regions in Viet Nam, she added.

She also expressed her desire for WB assistance to the National Assembly in sharing legislative experience, conducting studies on draft laws, and policymaking.

In turn, the WB official said Viet Nam is holding opportunities to thrive in the coming time, and the country will effectively and comprehensively accelerating poverty reduction, towards improving the living standards and conditions for its people, especially those in ethnic minority areas. 

If the country can do this, it will become a typical model for developing countries, and prove that apart from promoting economic development, the country can realise development goals for all the people, he said. 

He also assured that the WB would liaise with the Vietnamese government to undertake poverty alleviation projects.

The bank official and the Vietnamese top legislator also discussed issues related to perfecting the legal framework on developing the stock and capital markets, promoting public-private partnership, measures to mobilise capital for electricity projects, challenges facing sustainable development in the Mekong Delta, and measures to accelerate disbursement of public investment capital.

 By Hoang Ha

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